Tag: House Bill 2

'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…

California Bans Government Travel to 'Anti-LGBT' States

Anti-LGBT hate laws are continuing to cost states money as well as drive away business. California will no longer fund trips for government officials to states that passed anti-LGBT legislation any time after June 26, 2015, according to a law that went into effect January 1. Currently, Assembly Bill 1887…

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…

North Carolina, DOJ Trade Lawsuits Over 'Bathroom Law'

(UPDATE: Monday, May 9, 3:53 p.m.) The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina hours after Gov. Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the DOJ. The DOJ’s lawsuit states that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” House Bill 2, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights…

Anti-Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act, Says Justice Department

North Carolina’s new transgender bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Justice said in a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday. According to the letter (posted by WRAL), McCrory and the state of North Carolina are “engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender…