Lawmakers agreed to stop pushing for nondiscrimination ordinances in 2017 as a compromise in ending the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.”
Advocacy groups hope the state will repair the reputation it earned after 2016's "bathroom bill" controversy, but more battles lie ahead.
"Black people know what discrimination is like," the NBA legend told Ellen DeGeneres.
State Sen. Dan Bishop, who faces Democrat Dan McCready in a special election, used an Oskar Schindler analogy to characterize his advocacy against gay rights.
The Republican state senator won Tuesday in the redo of North Carolina's congressional election. He now faces Democrat Dan McCready in September.
Franklin Graham's Facebook account was temporarily blocked over an old post he wrote attacking transgender rights.
Idaho will allow transgender people to change their assigned gender on their birth certificates to accurately reflect their gender identity.
Discriminating against the transgender community is simply bad for business, they say.
It's unclear whether Republicans in the state House of Representatives will kill the measure or pass a different version.
"Sen. Kolkhorst might as well argue that black people be banned from the bathroom because rapists might wear blackface," one speaker said.
Mack Beggs says prospective laws will "isolate and exclude" LGBTQ people.
Steven Hotze is allied with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, determined to get an anti-trans "bathroom" bill passed.
Gov. Greg Abbott called for a special legislative session with a socially conservative agenda.