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Old 04-06-2016, 12:24 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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On top of all the bad news for North Carolina as a result for passing a stupid bill meant to be a slap at gay folks ... Philly's own Villanova beat UNC!!!

Karma!
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:27 AM
 
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The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in San Francisco is one of the largest and most prominent LGBT communities in the world, and is one of the most important in the history of LGBT rights and activism. The city itself has, among its many nicknames, the nickname "gay capital of the world", and has been described as "the original 'gay-friendly city'. This is most beneficial for those who are belonging from or who support LGBT. But some people do not support and refuse to give them a job or fired people just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, then there are numerous anti LGBT law to help these people.
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:42 AM
 
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Well at least someone is admitting the reality of what this is about. Clearly PayPal made the right call.
I am confused by PayPal's decision... Considering they continue do business in over 20 countries that Homosexual behavior is illegal, I wonder why they singled out North Carolina. hhmmm...
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:44 AM
 
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See my previous post. The law repealed all existing anti-discrimination laws in places like Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh, and prevents any future laws from being passed protecting LGBT people anywhere in the state. It essentially allows any NC citizen, business, or government entity to refuse gay people from their businesses, hotels, restaurants, colleges, employment, housing etc. without question. Much like the "Whites Only" sign on many businesses in the 60s.

The bathroom issue attached to the bill is really just a cover up. It's easier to garner support if you push it as protecting people from the plethora of transsexuals trying to go into the bathroom of their identity. "Oh no, we can't let biological men, who identify as female enter the women's bathroom! We must pass a bill and put a stop to this evil!"

Meanwhile, while everyone is focused on that tiny little issue that affects probably less than 1% of the population, they slipped in a complete removal of all LGBT rights in the state, and banned any future attempts to provide those rights.
It seems like 70% of the people in NC don't know this. It seems like they are only pointing out to the restroom issue of this bill and that's it. They are saying anything about the rest of it
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:51 AM
 
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It seems like 70% of the people in NC don't know this. It seems like they are only pointing out to the restroom issue of this bill and that's it. They are saying anything about the rest of it
Actually LGBT are not protected under the the Civil Rights of 1965. I believe roughly 1/2 of the states do not have any local laws that protect LGBT
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:19 AM
 
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Actually LGBT are not protected under the the Civil Rights of 1965. I believe roughly 1/2 of the states do not have any local laws that protect LGBT
The federal government does enforce and litigate Title VII as already forbidding discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity. The federal EEOC says:

EEOC interprets and enforces Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination as forbidding any employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. These protections apply regardless of any contrary state or local laws.

What You Should Know: EEOC and Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:20 AM
 
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The Department of Justice:

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Attorney General Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will take the position in litigation that the protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status.
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attor...discrimination
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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See my previous post. The law repealed all existing anti-discrimination laws in places like Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh, and prevents any future laws from being passed protecting LGBT people anywhere in the state. It essentially allows any NC citizen, business, or government entity to refuse gay people from their businesses, hotels, restaurants, colleges, employment, housing etc. without question. Much like the "Whites Only" sign on many businesses in the 60s.

The bathroom issue attached to the bill is really just a cover up.
Actually, it goes further than that even. The law makes it illegal for anyone to sue their employer under state law for discrimination based on anything — not just LGBT, but also race, religion, age discrimination, etc.

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Does HB2 affect rights of people who aren’t gay or transgender?

Yes. The law limits how people pursue claims of discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, biological sex or handicap in state courts. The law also means a city or county cannot set a minimum wage standard for private employers.

Read more here: Charlotte Observer: Understanding HB2: North Carolina
The actual wording of this part of the bill is this:

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This Article does not create, and shall not be construed to create or support, a statutory or common law private right of action, and no person may bring any civil action based upon the public policy expressed herein.
You can read the whole thing at http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2015E2/Bil...e/PDF/H2v1.pdf .
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:39 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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That was two years ago, and he is not the current US Attorney General.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Actually, it goes further than that even. The law makes it illegal for anyone to sue their employer under state law for discrimination based on anything not just LGBT, but also race, religion, age discrimination, etc.

Correction, It does not make it illegal to sue, the law states it can not be taken to the state courts.
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