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RALEIGH: City Could Lose $40M Over Hate Laws

From Raleigh’s NBC affiliate: Raleigh could lose as much as $40 million in convention business from the state’s controversial law on transgender rights. Statistics from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau show that 16 trade associations or corporate groups have canceled gatherings in Raleigh because of House Bill 2, causing an estimated economic loss of $5.6 million. Raleigh is …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Trans Residents Speak Out [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer has produced a great video in which transgender residents speak out against North Carolina’s HB 2. Watch below as these people express shock, confusion, regret, and dismay over being stereotyped as sexual predators. Huge props to the paper for doing this.

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hundreds Protest Anti-LGBT Law Outside Governor’s Mansion In Raleigh [VIDEO]

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: Five people were arrested after protesters blocked North Blount Street in front of the governor’s mansion in downtown Raleigh Thursday evening in response to Gov. Pat McCrory signing the state discrimination bill into law Wednesday night. Jade Brooks, 30, of Durham, Salma Mirza, 28, of Durham, Ngoc Tran, 20, of Durham, Jessica Jude, 27, of Durham, …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Raleigh City Council Unanimously Approves Trans Protections

Via Equality North Carolina: Raleigh City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to include protections for transgender city employees in revised policy language recommended by the City’s Human Relations Commission. With the vote, the state’s capital city became the sixth city in North Carolina to protect all city employees in the LGBT community and the 10th state municipality to offer …

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Raleigh Archbishop Has The Marriage Sadz

“While saddened to learn of today’s ruling overturning the marriage amendment, the occasion provides an opportunity to convey two important teachings of our Church. First, the Church has always taught, and will always teach, that every person is created in the image and likeness of God and, thus, has a dignity which must always be respected and upheld. There are …

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