Texas Bill Would Revoke Local LGBT Protections

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The Trump administration on Friday dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents after the state replaced its "bathroom bill", although a key civil liberties group vowed to keep fighting the new law in court. That period is three years, which means that, as before, North Carolina employees may bring such claims up to three years after their employment ends, a far more generous time frame than what is allowed for suits under comparable federal laws. While the repeal makes North Carolina look like it's taking a strong stance against discrimination, it really does nothing to prevent it.

A California law went into effect in January barring state-funded travel or other spending in states with laws that discriminate against LGBT people.


"We need more LGBT protections, not fewer", he tweeted. But some Democrats and LGBT rights groups have assailed the compromise as a repeal in name only, noting that it is not a full repeal and blocks governments from enacting similar ordinances until 2020. North Carolina was already among the states where California banned travel as result of HB2 in addition to Mississippi, Tennessee and Kansas. She said the new law, known as House Bill 142, is essentially a continuation of its predecessor's discrimination.

Both North Carolina and N.C. State are charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.


The Dallas News reports that House Bill 2899 will be debated in the State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. And the repercussions show little signs of easing after a year marred by boycotts, partisan rancor and finger-pointing-nearly two-thirds of North Carolina voters say they would rather eliminate HB2's negative economic impact over enforcing the law.

Last year, the ACC made a decision to pull its neutral-site championship games and tournaments out of North Carolina because of House Bill 2, the controversial law that limited legal protections for the LGBTQ community. In fact, Washington State has indicated its ban is now lifted now that North Carolina has modified HB2.


Despite pressure from business, the establishment and the sports industry, North Carolina's voters and legislators decided that the state officials will decide who is treated as a legal male or a legal female in the state. The amended bill would ban cities, school districts and any other "political subdivisions" from passing local laws that protect certain people from discrimination in an intimate space.

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