LGBTQ


4/8/2016 8:25pm

Spellings, Folt come out against House Bill 2

Amidst bathroom sit-ins across UNC-system campuses today in protest of House Bill 2, President Margaret Spellings clarified the universities' responsibility to comply with the controversial law.  Spellings told reporters on a conference call this morning that a memo sent to chancellors April 5 requiring people on university campuses to use multiple-occupancy bathrooms based on their biological sex was only a response to questions from university officials. “It is in no way an endorsement of this law,” Spellings said.


3/30/2016 11:46pm

HB2: Everyone's business

As the national debate over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 — which bans nondiscrimination ordinances — intensifies, political and economic pressure against the state continues to build.


3/30/2016 12:04am

FAQs about the logistics of HB2

House Bill 2, which prevents non-discrimination ordinances in North Carolina, was signed into law March 23 by Gov. The bill caused controversy in the N.C. Senate, where Democrats walked out before the vote — allowing it to pass unanimously. Staff writer Zaynab Nasif spoke with legal experts to determine the bill’s implications on all North Carolinians.


3/29/2016 12:01am

Former Chapel Hill mayor Mark Kleinschmidt speaks at the special town hall meeting to challenge the H2 law recently passed in Raleigh.

Town of Chapel Hill opposes House Bill 2

The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously passed two resolutions on Monday, affirming the dignity of the LGBT people of Chapel Hill and requesting the N.C. legislature to repeal House Bill 2.


3/28/2016 12:15pm

Civil rights groups, UNC employee take HB2 to court

“I just want to go to work and live my life. This law puts me in the terrible position of either going into the women’s room where I clearly don’t belong or breaking the law,” Carcaño said in a statement. “But this is about more than bathrooms, this is about my job, my community and my ability to get safely through my day and be productive like everyone else in North Carolina.”