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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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Gasoline spill in North Carolina worse than first reported

A report filed to the state shows that a crack in the wall of a gasoline pipeline caused more than a million gallons to spill in a North Carolina nature preserve. That's more than four times the size that a company initially reported.

NC wasting some COVID doses, top health official says

North Carolina is seeing a small amount of coronavirus vaccines wasted. Mandy Cohen is the state's top public health official.

Nazi flag under ‘Biden Harris’ sign replaced with American flag

A Nazi flag hung on a tree in North Carolina under a "Biden Harris" campaign sign has been torn down and replaced with an American flag.

Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

President Joe Biden laid out his to plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in office, warning Americans that the worst is still to come.