Tag Archives: trans issues

Colbert Mocks Anti-Trans “Bathroom Weirdos” [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: Stephen Colbert doesn’t like that legislators in North Carolina and elsewhere are legislating which bathrooms transgender people can use. He even called them “weirdos” on Tuesday night’s show. “To all those lawmakers out there who are so obsessed with who’s using what bathroom and what plumbing they’ve got downtown?” Colbert said. “Newsflash: You’re the weirdos.”

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North Carolina Loses Architects Convention

The Associated Press reports: Another convention has canceled in North Carolina in protest of the state’s new law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community. Local media outlets report the American Institute of Architects will not hold its South Atlantic Region Conference in Wilmington this fall. About 500 architects were expected to attend, and tourism officials estimate the loss at …

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ALABAMA: Small Town Of Oxford Rebukes Target, Criminalizes Restroom Use By Transgender Citizens

Yesterday the city council of Oxford, Alabama, population 21,000, voted unanimously to publicly rebuke Target and criminalize the use of public restrooms by transgender citizens. Violations of the new law can result in a $500 fine or six months in jail. From the Anniston Star: After members approved the new city ordinance, Council President Steven Waits read from a prepared …

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NOM Launches Target Boycott Petition

At this writing the American Family Association’s petition to boycott Target has swelled to 750,000 names, making it by far the largest response we’ve seen for a hate group petition. Jealously watching from the sidelines is fellow hater Brian Brown, whose own boycott petitions against Starbucks and General Mills were laughable failures. But Brown isn’t about to miss an opportunity …

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Gov. Pat McCrory: Democrats & Gays Orchestrated The Bathroom Issue So That I Won’t Be Reelected

Seriously. He said that. From the New York Times:  McCrory, 59, last week could barely contain his irritation that the law had taken center stage in the election, siphoning attention from his central message: that he has been a wise steward of the economy who had engineered what he and his team have branded the “Carolina Comeback.” This hornet’s nest, …

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DNC Clip Shows Prominent Right Wing Commentators Wondering What The Trans Fuss Is About [VIDEO]

From the Democratic National Committee: “As Republican legislators and governors continue their assault on LGBT Americans through Right to Discriminate laws, even many prominent conservatives think they’ve gone too far. Watch what they and others have to say.”

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GOP North Carolina Attorney General Nominee Tells Haters: Fight Hard To Keep Our State Straight [VIDEO]

From the Huffington Post: If state Sen. Buck Newton (R) has his way, North Carolina will be known as the “straight” state. “Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this is all about and how hard we must fight to keep our state straight,” Newton said at a rally Monday, according to video posted …

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OHIO: Wingnut Lawmaker Floats “Bathroom Bill”

Notorious crackpot Ohio state Rep. John Becker wants a North Carolina-style anti-trans “bathroom law” in his own state. Cincinnati.com reports: Becker, R-Union Township, is floating a proposal that he says would protect Ohioans from sexual predators posing as transgender people to gain access to women’s bathrooms, possibly by requiring transgender people to use unisex or single-stall bathrooms. He cited a …

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Target Stands Firm Despite Christian Boycott

More than half a million people have already signed the American Family Association’s boycott petition against Target. Despite the still-growing furor, Target is standing firm. From USA Today: “We certainly respect that there are a wide variety of perspectives and opinions,” says Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder. “As a company that firmly stands behind what it means to offer our team …

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MAINE: Portland City Council Votes Unanimously To Ban Travel To North Carolina And Mississippi

And the list just keeps getting longer. From Portland’s NBC affiliate: The Portland City Council voted unanimously in favor of restricting travel by city employees to states with laws that discriminate against the LGBT community. All eight councilors had already publicly backed Mayor Ethan Strimling’s proposal before Monday night’s meeting. They don’t want the city spending money for city employees …

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Haters: Boycott Target, Buycott Walmart

From the anti-LGBT group Faith Driven Consumer: Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target’s (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women’s bathrooms and changing rooms, Faith Driven Consumer is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target’s archrival Walmart (FEI …

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Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Go Springsteen On North Carolina, Cancel Shows In Charlotte And Raleigh

GLAAD has their statement: After much thought and deliberation, Nick and I have decided to cancel our shows in Raleigh and Charlotte. One of our goals for the Honda Civic Tour: Future Now has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are. North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law is extremely …

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CALIFORNIA: American Family Association Runs Full-Page Ad In PayPal’s Hometown Newspaper

From the American Family Association: North Carolina isn’t the first state that has experienced corporate bullying by companies like PayPal. Indiana, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and many others have all experienced corporate bullying in the last year or so. When states attempt to protect religious liberty via legislation, Fortune 500 companies threaten and bully states into submission. Sadly, these companies blindly …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hundreds Of Haters Counter-Protest As State Assembly Gets HB2 Repeal Bill [VIDEO]

At this writing a growing crowd of about 1000 are protesting in support of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT hate law as Democrats introduce a repeal bill in the state Assembly. LGBT activists led by Equality North Carolina and the Human Rights Campaign started the day by delivering petitions calling for the law’s repeal. Local news video reports are below. Thousands gather …

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LIVE VIDEO: HB2 Protests Begin In North Carolina

Today’s “Moral Monday” protests against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT HB2 have begun outside the state capitol building. Anti-LGBT groups have vowed to bus in thousands to counter-protest. Watch live at this link.

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Liberty Counsel President Anita Staver: I’m Taking My Glock .45 To Target To Protect Against Trans People

Liberty Counsel president Anita Staver declared Friday that she will be taking her Glock .45 handgun to Target as protection against assaults by transgender patrons. Staver tends to take the media backseat to her husband, Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver, but she was in the news last fall for claiming that the Vatican had gotten death threats over the “private …

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Target Boycott Petition Nears 500,000 Names

It hasn’t yet been a week and already nearly half a million have allegedly signed the American Family Association’s boycott petition against Target. RedState is thrilled: Target may have misjudged the size of the audience they were choosing to make uncomfortable. The press continues to frame this as an “LGBTQ-friendly” policy or a “trans” policy, but of course nobody is …

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Ted Cruz: If Donald Trump Dresses Up Like Hillary Clinton He Still Can’t Use The Girls’ Bathroom [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Ted Cruz is not backing down from criticizing rival Donald Trump for his comments about North Carolina’s controversial bathroom bill. The Texas senator sought to further condemn the real estate mogul at an event Sunday for his opposition to a law that segregates bathrooms by biological sex. “If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he still …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Groups To Face Off Against NAACP In “Moral Monday” HB2 Protests

Video below. From Raleigh’s CBS affiliate: Hundreds of people against and for House Bill 2 will descend on downtown Raleigh to make their voices heard as the General Assembly begins a new session Monday. When lawmakers file into the legislative building they’ll be met with plenty of opposition, but they won’t have to look far to find support. “We’re expecting …

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NORTH CAROLINA: HB2 Repeal Bill To Be Intro’d Today

From Wilmington’s NBC affiliate: On Monday morning, Representatives Darren Jackson, Graig Meyer, Susi Hamilton, and Grier Martin will file a bill to repeal House Bill 2 (Public Facilities Privacy Act) in its entirety. As part of this effort, the four Representatives will hold a joint press conference on Monday at 11:00 am in the NCGA pressroom to further explain beginning …

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