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With moratorium over, North Carolina towns OK LGBT protections

The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights a month since a moratorium expired on anti-bias ordinances created during the effort to remove the state’s “bathroom bill.”

NC towns considering more LGBT protections after moratorium

Three North Carolina municipalities plan this week to discuss ordinances to expand more anti-discrimination protections to LGBT citizens.

Suit again targets NC private school scholarship program

Several North Carolina parents have sued to halt the state’s taxpayer-funded scholarship program for K-12 children to attend private schools.

Cooper moves to block conversion therapy funds

North Carolina's governor has signed an order barring the state health department from using public funds on conversion therapy meant to change young people's sexual orientations.

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people.

Court: Fight can proceed over ‘bathroom bill’ replacement

A lawsuit challenging the replacement for North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is moving forward, with a judge finding evidence that transgender plaintiffs are being harmed by a prohibition on new local antidiscrimination laws.

Wilmington Pride Youth Group offers safe space for LGBTQ teens and allies

The Wilmington Pride Youth Group is holding weekly get-togethers for LGBTQIA teenagers and their straight allies.  The goal is to help kids talk and express themselves in a safe environment.

Pope Francis reportedly tells gay man: ‘God made you like this’

Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.

Oklahoma governor angers gun and gay rights groups same day

Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions, managing to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day.

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Western states prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration

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After child death, US says to stop using Peloton treadmill

New York-based Peloton said in a news release the warning was “inaccurate and misleading." It says there’s no reason to stop using the treadmill as long as children and pets are kept away from it.

3 protesters arrested after Asheville disbands homeless camp

Asheville is shutting down numerous homeless camps in the city where it has received reports of fighting and drug use. The city said it is working to provide alternate shelter.

Panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

The final rate increases haven't been finalized.