Tag Archives: Charlotte

LGBT Groups Condemn Repeal Of Charlotte Rights Ordinance, Demand Full Repeal Of Statewide Hate Law

From a joint statement issued this afternoon by the ACLU and Lambda Legal: “H.B. 2 was an unprecedented attack on the LGBT community, in particular against transgender people, and we are encouraged that its days are numbered,” said Sarah Gillooly, Policy Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. “It is imperative that the General Assembly hold up their end of …

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Pat McCrory: Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Repeal Proves The Issue Was Invented To Cost Me My Governorship

Via press release: “Governor McCrory has always publicly advocated a repeal of the overreaching Charlotte ordinance. But those efforts were always blocked by Jennifer Roberts, Roy Cooper and other Democratic activists,” said Graham Wilson, Press Secretary. “This sudden reversal with little notice after the gubernatorial election sadly proves this entire issue originated by the political left was all about politics …

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BREAKING: Charlotte Repeals LGBT Rights Ordinance, State Lawmakers To Repeal Hate Law Tomorrow

The vote was 10-0. Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: The Charlotte City Council has voted to repeal its controversial non-discrimination ordinance, commonly known as the ‘bathroom’ ordinance. The ordinance was pushed through the council in early 2016, just months into Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ tenure, and required businesses to allow people to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. In response, …

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Nutjob Pastor Flip Benham Blames Charlotte’s Police Protests On Passage Of LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Radical right-wing activist Flip Benham showed up at another Charlotte, North Carolina, city council meeting this week, this time to blame the unrest in the city that followed the recent shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police on the passage of a measure aimed at protecting LGBT rights earlier this year. After reading …

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Video Of Charlotte Police Shooting Released [VIDEO]

Twitter is conflicted as to whether a gun is seen. I’m not seeing one. NBC News reports: Unsettling footage obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. The footage, taken by Scott’s wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police …

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USA Today Suspends Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds Over Tweet Calling For Running Over Protesters

But first they allowed him an apology column. He writes: Wednesday night one of my 580,000 tweets blew up. I didn’t live up to my own standards, and I didn’t meet USA TODAY’s standards. For that I apologize, to USA TODAY readers and to my followers on social media. I was following the riots in Charlotte, against a background of …

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GOP House Rep. Robert Pittenger: Charlotte’s Protesters Hate White People For Their Success [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger says the violence in Charlotte stems from protesters who “hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.” Pittenger is a Republican whose district includes parts of the city where protests have turned violent in the wake of a police shooting of a black man. Pittenger appeared on …

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Twitter Suspends Right Winger “Instapundit” After He Calls On Drivers To Run Over Charlotte Protesters

Talking Points Memo reports: Glenn Reynolds, a conservative USA Today columnist and University of Tennessee law professor known by the moniker Instapundit, was suspended from Twitter on Wednesday for urging drivers to hit protesters blocking a highway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reynolds tweeted a link to a live video stream of demonstrators stopping traffic on I-277 during the chaotic second …

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Tony Perkins Slams Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts For Refusing To Repeal Her City’s “Ideological Terrorism”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts started the North Carolina bathroom mess — and this week, she had a chance to end it. Unfortunately for the state, it seems the city’s top Democrat isn’t nearly as interested in getting North Carolina back on track as she and other liberals insist they are. Locked …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Blasts Charlotte’s Refusal To “Compromise” And Repeal Their LGBT Rights Ordinance

Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: Monday morning the North Carolina Republican Party issued a statement from Party Chairman Robin Hayes saying Cooper and Roberts “again scuttled a compromise deal.” “Roy Cooper’s silence on the Charlotte bathroom ordinance repeal deal confirms he was working with his ally Jennifer Roberts to kill any compromise all along,” Hayes said Monday. “This is the second …

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CHARLOTTE: Mayor Says City Council Won’t Consider McCrory’s “Compromise” To Repeal LGBT Rights Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: Despite pressure from business leaders, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Monday the city won’t repeal the ordinance that led to House Bill 2 this week – and maybe not at all. And in a memo to the City Council, the city attorney said the General Assembly doesn’t need the city to rescind its ordinance in order …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Business Group Responds To Blowback After Calling For Repeal Of LGBT Rights Law

Via press release: The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association remains committed to a resolution of this very complex situation. Our position is not for one side or the other. The hospitality community is an open and welcoming industry, but we find ourselves caught in the middle of a situation that we did not ask for, and our team members …

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Charlotte Observer Editorial Board: McCrory’s Repeal “Compromise” Would Sell Out The LGBT Community

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: Gov. Pat McCrory and some N.C. lawmakers are encouraging the Charlotte City Council to make a compromise that might result in the repeal of HB2. It’s a bad deal for the city, and more importantly, for members of the LGBT community who would lose their best chance at protections from discrimination. Council …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Restaurant And Hotel Association Calls For Charlotte To Repeal Its LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release: The unintended consequences of Charlotte City Ordinance #7056 and House Bill 2 have taken a considerable toll on our state as a whole. The hospitality industry has become collateral damage in a fight it did not start or ask for. Restaurant and lodging businesses and their employees are suffering the adverse impact of these policies though lost …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Offers To Repeal Hate Law If Charlotte Repeals Law That Spawned It

He’s panicking. Via the Charlotte Observer: Gov. Pat McCrory could call lawmakers into session as soon as next week to repeal House Bill 2 – but only if the Charlotte City Council first drops the ordinance that prompted it, his office confirmed Friday. The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association has been working to broker a compromise to stop the …

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Nutjob Flip Benham Attempts To Disrupt Charlotte Pride By Screaming About Penises And Rectums [VIDEO]

Earlier this month loony anti-LGBT activist Flip Benham crashed a meeting of the Charlotte City Council to scream that the streets and schools of the city will soon run with blood over transgender rights. This weekend Benham attempted to disrupt Charlotte Pride by screaming over a loudspeaker from a vehicle parked near one of the stages. Watch below as Benham …

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NBA Chooses New Orleans For 2017 All-Star Game

The Associated Press reports: The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn’t been announced. An announcement was expected within the day, the person said. New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was …

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Flip Benham: The Streets And Schools Of Charlotte Will Flow With Blood Over Transgender Rights [VIDEO]

“There is one God and we’re going to stand for him in this city. You cannot make a moral wrong a civil right. You have no right to do that! It’s a moral wrong. If God doesn’t fix this city, if God isn’t the answer, if God isn’t at the foundation, you’re going to have bloodshed coursing down the corners …

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CHARLOTTE: City Officials Declare Pride Festival To Be “Extraordinary Event” Requiring Added Security

From the Associated Press: Officials in North Carolina have declared Charlotte’s gay pride festival later this month is an extraordinary event that requires extra security. City officials say the decision allows them to ban backpacks and regular items that can be used as weapons, such as chains and box cutters at the Aug. 20-21 event. It also allows police more …

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Franklin Graham: Boycott The NBA’s Advertisers

“It’s a shame that the NBA announced that they’re pulling their 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC. The fact is this—the North Carolina legislators and Governor Pat McCrory are exactly right for protecting the state’s women and children from pedophiles and sexually disturbed people who are looking for opportunities to take advantage. “This is basic common sense, but the NBA …

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