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Senate majority leader expects talk about HB 2 referendum idea

Posted: 04/27/2016 - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

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GOP state senator's 'straight' comment draws ire

Posted: 04/26/2016 - State Sen. Buck Newton made the remarks at a rally Monday in support of a state law that limits protections for the LGBT community. Newton shepherded the legislation known as "House Bill 2" through his chamber.

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Protesters hold sit-in outside lawmaker offices

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Protesters are taking turns sitting outside the offices of the North Carolina General Assembly's top leaders to demand the repeal of a new law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people.

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LGBT leader sworn into North Carolina House

Posted: 04/24/2016 - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

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Everyone's talking about bathroom law -- except state lawmakers

Posted: 04/22/2016 - While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who passed it.

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LGBT law puts McCrory in precarious position

Updated: 04/20/2016 - When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

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NC NAACP president escorted from plane

Posted: 04/17/2016 - The leader of North Carolina's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was removed from a flight Friday evening, and released a statement Saturday on what happened.

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State Republican activists to consider firing chairman

Posted: 04/15/2016 - Enough North Carolina GOP activists have decided they want to meet to determine the fate of the state Republican Party chairman, who's been accused of overstepping his authority and trying to override the party's computer system.

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears arguments on retention

Posted: 04/13/2016 - North Carolina's highest court must now decide whether legislators have the authority to create a new kind of election for the state Supreme Court justices or must first change the state Constitution.

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Senate leader comes to McCrory's defense on transgender bill signing

Posted: 03/30/2016 - North Carolina's top state senator is coming to the defense of Gov. Pat McCrory for signing legislation that limits how far local governments can go in mandating protections for gays and lesbians and transgender people in their communities.

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