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Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.
Rights groups criticized the NCAA for returning to North Carolina while its cities were still banned from passing anti-discrimination laws.
The filing marks the first significant move in a complicated legal battle challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since the replacement of the original law.
In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that LGBT people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it.
A majority of the board “reluctantly” voted to permit the state to be considered for championship games in light of the new measure, the NCAA said.
The Atlantic Coast Conference was the first organization to end a boycott of North Carolina in response to the state's discriminatory “bathroom bill.”
“It’s simply another version of HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save state’s economy,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
A new analysis found the state will lose millions in lost business thanks to its anti-LGBT House Bill 2.
The state's Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has come out in opposition of the "unnecessary" bill.
Bill would require people to use restrooms that correspond with gender on their birth certificate.
The poll indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case regarding the rights of transgender students.
In their suit in May, the states said Democratic President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority.
The ruling comes just after the new administration revoked guidance allowing transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the transgender school bathrooms issue one that is "best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level."
Transgender students are not legally protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. "States rights" to supersede gender protections.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president believes the matter is an issue for the states to decide.
"The situation is urgent," said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper at a news conference.
LGBT advocates are asking the administration to preserve former President Obama's guidance on transgender rights in public schools.
"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC
The state introduced its own "bathroom bill" and is challenging spousal benefits for same-gender couples.
Pride School Atlanta, a private school in Georgia, provides LGBT youth a safe haven to attend school.