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Tennessee Judge Stops New Transphobic Bathroom-Sign Law From Going Into Effect

In their ongoing attack of transgender citizens within Tennessee, lawmakers have attempted to enact a law that would require businesses to post signs outside their restrooms “warning” customers they supported transgender rights — thereby potentially turning customers away from their businesses. However, just days before the bill was set to…

'Bathroom Bill' to Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

House Bill 2, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation that went into effect last year, could cost the state at least $3.76 billion in lost revenue over the next dozen years, an Associated Press analysis concluded. HB2 prevents cities and localities from putting in place anti-discrimination policies regarding sexual orientation and gender…

Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

Texas is continuing its attack on rights for LGBT citizens, including challenging benefits for legally married same-gender couples and introducing its own “bathroom bill.” The Texas Supreme Court this month agreed to hear a case challenging benefits for same-gender married couples, despite the legalization of gay marriage nationwide in 2015….

North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill

North Carolina Republicans backed out of what was supposed to be a clean repeal of House Bill 2, known as HB2, or the “bathroom bill.” HB2 prevents cities and localities from putting in place anti-discrimination policies regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. It also forces transgender people to use the…

Texas Could Lose $8.5 Billion if Anti-LGBT Legislation is Passed: Study

Once again, discrimination proves to be bad for business. Two studies from the Texas Association of Business (TAB) estimate that Texas’ economy could potentially lose $8.5 billion and nearly 200,000 jobs if lawmakers pass an anti-transgender bathroom bill or other anti-LGBT legislation. The research is part of a Texas-based coalition…

North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Stance Forces NBA to Move All-Star Game

The NBA on Thursday announced it is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, due to the league’s objections to the state’s anti-LGBT stance. The move could cost the city and state a reported $100 million in lost revenue, and that is on top of considerable revenue…

Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

Ten mayors from around the country have united in response to the recent anti-LGBT laws passed in states such as North Carolina and Mississippi, as reported by QUEERtimes. Mayors Edwin M. Lee (D-San Francisco), Ed Murray (D- Seattle), Bill de Blasio (D-New York), Jim Kenney (D-Philadelphia), Charlie Hales (D-Portland), Libby…