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  • Incoming N.C. gov. negotiates restroom law repeal

    by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (2 years ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- After months of angry debate over North Carolina's restroom law, state lawmakers are planning to repeal it.

    North Carolina Republicans passed HB2 in response to a Charlotte ordinance that forced city businesses to open their restrooms based on gender identity. Signed in March, HB2 superseded the ordinance before it took effect. The state law requires persons to use restrooms and locker rooms according to the sex listed on their birth certificates and applies to government buildings, schools and universities. It blocks municipalities, such as Charlotte, from adopting their own restroom rules. Read More

  • Texas abortion law gets 2nd federal court win

    by Sharayah Colter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Contested portions of a 2013 Texas pro-life law, which continually have been challenged in court by abortion advocates, were upheld June 9 by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

    The decision to uphold the law as it was passed likely will mean that 49 licensed abortion clinics in Texas will be reduced to eight, as Texas House Bill No. 2 (HB 2) requires abortion facilities to comply with ambulatory surgical center standards. Read More