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Forbes Interviews Replacements LTD CEO Bob Page About His Stance On North Carolina’s Hate Law

A few days ago I posted an impassioned letter from Bob Page, the openly gay founder and CEO of North Carolina’s Replacements LTD. In an interview published today, Page tells Forbes writer Susan Adams that his letter, which has been viewed over one million times on social media and his company’s website, has generated over 13,000 responses, 98% of which …

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Charles Barkley: The NBA Should Move Their All-Star Game From Charlotte Over North Carolina’s Hate Law

“I think the NBA should move the All-Star game from there next year. As a black person I’m against any form of discrimination, against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it. It’s my job, with the position of power that I’m in and being able to be on television, I’m supposed to stand up for the people …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Flagship Trade Show Slams “Appalling” Law, Says Boycott Calls Are “Misplaced”

Last week worried organizers of North Carolina’s High Point Market Week, which bills itself as the world’s largest home furnishings industry trade show, revealed that they were being deluged with cancellations in the wake of the state’s anti-LGBT hate law. Yesterday event CEO Bob Maricich issued a statement which slams the “appalling” law and declares that any anger directed towards …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Greensboro City Council Approves Resolution Denouncing State’s Hate Law [VIDEO]

Greensboro was one of the North Carolina cities whose LGBT rights ordinance was overturned by HB 2. The lone dissenting vote last night came from the council’s only Republican. Of course. From Greensboro’s Fox affiliate: City council members voted 8-1 Tuesday in favor of a resolution opposing House Bill 2. HB2, or the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, is …

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MISSISSIPPI: Jackson City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Denouncing State’s Anti-LGBT Hate Law

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: A long Jackson City Council meeting Tuesday night ended on a high note — one that rang out, “We do not discriminate.” Councilmen unanimously passed a resolution in response to the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, a bill Gov. Phil Bryant signed Tuesday which the city says “could be construed as anti-gay and lesbian and transgender.” “Regardless …

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Democrats Denounce “Shameful” Mississippi

Via press release: Upon news that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed the discriminatory House Bill 1523 into law, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement: “It’s embarrassing, shameful, and truly perplexing that the Republicans still don’t get it. LGBT Americans are entitled to equal protection under the law, just as everyone else. No exceptions. No allowances …

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NEW YORK: Gay Lawmaker Daniel O’Donnell Asks Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Extend Travel Ban To Mississippi

Via press release from openly gay New York Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell: It is once again time for New York to send a strong message to the country that we will not allow state funded travel to states that allow discrimination against LGBT individuals. These laws, veiled as religious freedom, are simply attempts to skirt around the Supreme Court ruling last …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Marketing Firm May Pull Massive Charlotte Expansion Over State’s Anti-LGBT Hate Law

This one could ultimately mean thousands of lost jobs. From Charlotte’s Fox affiliate: Red Ventures is also considering pulling out of their 500 person expansion in 2016 after HB2 was passed. “HB2 does not reflect the values of our people, our state or our democratic process. The speed with which it was passed and lack of constituent input enabled a …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Activists Announce April 11th Rally To Support State’s Hate Law [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Anti-gay activist Mark Creech of the Christian Action League, who once declared that gay marriage is “an attempted gang rape of our culture,” is organizing a show of support for North Carolina’s recently passed anti-LGBT law. In a video posted on his website, Creech asks people to demonstrate their “strong support” for the …

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Tony Perkins Applauds Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

“This new law gives fresh momentum to efforts on the federal and state level to stop government discrimination against people who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. We applaud Governor Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and House Speaker Philip Gunn, for standing up for the fundamental freedoms of the people they represent. No person should be …

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MISSISSIPPI: Gov. Phil Bryant Signs Hate Bill Into Law

Fire up the boycott machine. From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday via Twitter that he signed controversial House Bill 1523, the religious objections bill. Groups have protested HB1523, which they say will allow discrimination against LGBT people, and urge businesses to pressure Bryant and House Speaker Phil Gunn to fix or kill the legislation. The Mississippi Economic …

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BREAKING: PayPal Cancels New Charlotte Operations Center Over North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Hate Law

Freedom For All Americans reports: This morning, April 5, Paypal, a global company dedicated to facilitating online payments, announced that it is withdrawing plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte. The reason for their plans to withdraw? North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which was ramrodded through the North Carolina General Assembly on March 23, with just 12 …

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Atlanta Joins North Carolina Travel Ban

This one is especially noteworthy considering that Georgia nearly got its own anti-LGBT hate law. From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: Atlanta’s mayor has issued a travel ban to North Carolina. This comes after controversy over a nondiscrimination bill that some believe allows for discrimination. Mayor Kasim Reed’s office issued the following statement Monday: “As a result of Governor Pat McCrory’s decision …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mississippi House Makes Final Vote On Anti-LGBT “License To Discriminate” Hate Bill UPDATE: House Votes 70-47 To Send Bill To Governor

UPDATE: A live video link for the Mississippi House is below. Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: This morning, advocates from HRC and ACLU of Mississippi gathered outside the Mississippi State Capitol to highlight the discriminatory effects of H.B.1523, urging House Speaker Philip A. Gunn to shelve the bill before this afternoon’s final vote. The outrageous legislation would …

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MISSISSIPPI: State Sen. Jenifer Branning Defends Hate Bill On Radio Show Of Whackjob Bryan Fischer [VIDEO]

Many of us here watched the live-stream last week while Mississippi state Sen. Jenifer Branning presented HB 1523, which legalizes anti-LGBT discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment. Branning called into the radio show of hate group leader Bryan Fischer on Friday to defend the bill, claiming that anti-Christian bigotry is sweeping the nation. “All you have to do is …

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HRC Picks Apart The Many Lies Of Pat McCrory [VIDEO]

JMG reader Alan directs us to the below clip from the Human Rights Campaign which picks apart the many lies North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has spewed in the wake of national condemnation of his state’s hate bill. The clip notes that Politifact has given McCrory their “false” rating for his claim that HB2 doesn’t take away any existing rights. …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Haters Display Mugshots Of Trans People During Asheville Standoff With LGBT Activists

This morning haters from the Keep NC Safe Coalition unfurled a massive banner bearing the alleged mugshots of trans people as they faced down chanting LGBT activists across a downtown Asheville street. See video below. It’s not yet known what crimes the depicted trans people are accused of having committed, but the message, obviously, is that since some trans people …

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1500 Public Transit Organizations Oppose Hate: We Would Cancel Our Charlotte Convention If We Could

The American Public Transportation Association, which was founded in 1882 and has 1500 member organizations, says they really wish they could cancel their May convention in Charlotte over North Carolina’s hate law, but are unable to nullify their contract. From their statement: APTA is committed to being inclusive and does not condone discrimination of any kind against anyone who works …

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26,000-Member Interior Designers Association Backs Boycott Of North Carolina’s Flagship Trade Show

As I noted several days ago, organizers of High Point Market Week, which bills itself as the world’s largest home furnishings trade show, say they are being deluged with cancellations in the wake of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signing his state’s hate bill into law. Yesterday the 26,000-member American Society of Interior Designers issued a statement backing the boycott …

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NOM Leader Brian Brown Launches Petition Urging Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant To Sign Anti-LGBT Hate Bill

Yesterday afternoon Mississippi Democrats used a procedural tactic to temporarily delay their state’s anti-LGBT hate bill, which is still likely to reach the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant as early as Monday. Today NOM president Brian Brown’s offshoot group ActRight launched a petition urging Bryant to sign to bill. An excerpt: All across America, LGBT extremists are working overtime to …

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