They deny that the bill aims to specifically discriminate against same-gender couples, instead claiming that until North Carolina addresses its constitutional amendment - which bans same-gender marriage - the Supreme Court ruling of 2015 doesn't apply to the state.
The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn its lawsuit challenging North Carolina's HB 2 law, arguing that the "repeal" of the law, as passed by North Carolina lawmakers a few weeks ago, makes the lawsuit moot. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said the new bill, HB142, "doubled-down on discrimination".
"We remain focused on stopping discriminatory legislation and keeping Texas open for business and inviting for all", Chris Wallace, president of the Texas Association of Business, said, adding that the group was still looking at Simmons' bill. "If we don't do this, we are discriminating against people of faith", he said, referring to clerks, judges, justices of the peace and other elected officials empowered to issue marriage licenses in Texas' 254 counties.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday his state with keep in place its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel and expenditures to North Carolina, citing criticism the new law continues anti-LGBT discrimination.
The fact that the LGBTQ community needs to rely on the federal government for protection and basic rights is sad on so many levels.
Lastly, Section 3 of the new HB 142 law bans local governments throughout North Carolina from passing or amending ordinances that regulate "private employment practices or ... public accommodations".
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However, the 20-year-old broke a bone in his foot back in February and the opportunity to lead the line fell to Aguero once more. Like in weeks past, us at ManCitySquare made a decision to continue our Combined Best XI idea for this week's match.
Gay rights organizations are hailing a Chicago appeals court ruling that companies can not discriminate against LGBT people in the workplace as a "game changer.".
The new amendment would stipulate: "Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina".
The "Uphold Historical Marriage Act", otherwise known as House Bill 780, declares that the high court "overstepped its constitutional bounds" when it decided to make same-sex marriage legal. The Fourth Circuit, which covers North and SC, has not examined this question recently, which seems headed for debate and final resolution at the United States Supreme Court. "We will continue to fight for full, lived equality for LGBT North Carolinians".
Separate from the Justice Department's decision, an appeals court earlier this week asked Borelli and her colleagues for more information about how the new law will affect their case.