Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law | Reuters

It’s bad in theory and in practice.

Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law | Reuters:

“North Carolina on Thursday repealed a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to bring back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory.

However, the new law replacing the old one bans cities in the state from passing their own anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people until 2020, drawing scorn from civil rights advocates and casting doubt on whether boycotting businesses will return to the state.

Democratic Governor Roy Cooper signed the replacement bill into law after the Republican-controlled state Senate and House of Representatives approved it in separate votes in the capital, Raleigh.”

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She’s 10 years old, and she’s transgender. Her parents are more scared than ever. | News | postandcourier.com

She’s 10 years old, and she’s transgender. Her parents are more scared than ever. | News | postandcourier.com:

“SUMMERVILLE — For her toenails, after careful thought, she chooses a shimmery purple OPI lacquer called Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs. Her mother opts for a pearly blood-red. The salon, bathed in fluorescent lights, reeks of acrylic and acetone. Her father, beads of sweat pooling on his forehead, hunkers down in a chair by the door.”

Statement From NPR’s Michael Oreskes And Mark Memmott On WUTC : NPR

Statement From NPR’s Michael Oreskes And Mark Memmott On WUTC : NPR:

“March 27, 2017; Washington, D.C. – The University of Tennessee Chattanooga has said the decision to terminate the employment of reporter Jacqui Helbert was made by university officials, not the news editors at WUTC. The station’s news staff says the decision to remove from WUTC’s website the story that Helbert had done about meetings held by state legislators with students from a Gay-Straight Alliance Club was also made by university officials, not WUTC’s editors. (That story has been archived here.)

Serious questions have been raised about whether university officials were pressured to take those actions by state lawmakers — who could cut state funding to the school and WUTC.

In both cases we at NPR believe the decisions should have been left to the journalists in charge. Taking the decisions about enforcing ethics out of their hands did more to undermine the station’s credibility than the original infraction.”

(Via.)

A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com

A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com:

“The clock is ticking on a trio of bills that LGBT advocates in Arkansas claim would make it effectively ‘illegal to be transgender’ in the state.”

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council exploits rape incident to smear transgender children

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council exploits rape incident to smear transgender children:

“Just when one thinks the anti-lgbt hate group Family Research Council reached the zenith of bad taste in its desire to attack the lgbt community, the organization reveals that it can go to another level:”

(Via.)

New policy allows transgender teen to wrestle boys, but not in high school events | WFAA.com

New policy allows transgender teen to wrestle boys, but not in high school events | WFAA.com:

“If Hurst teen Mack Beggs wants to wrestle this spring and summer, the transgender boy will only have the option to wrestle boys under a new policy adopted by USA Wrestling.”