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Ciara & Russell Wilson Called Off Original Wedding Plans In North Carolina Because Of The State's Anti-LGBT HB2 Law

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Way to take a stand, Ciara and Russell Wilson!

As you know, the adorable love birds tied the knot last month in a magical ceremony at Peckforton Castle located just outside of Liverpool — but it turns out these weren't the original plans for the big day!

Speaking to The Knot, celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss opened up about organizing the special occasion for CiCi and Russ not once, but three times.

Turns out, the 30-year-old songstress was initially supposed to say "I do" to her man in North Carolina — the state where he played baseball and football in college — but ultimately the duo decided to change venues because of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Related: Justice Department Rules NC's Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

In case you didn't know, HB2 notably forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms associated with their biological sex, rather than the gender with which they identify.

The event guru dished on the difficulty landing the perfect location:

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Police Shoot & Kill Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man Using Sign Language During Traffic Stop

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This seriously needs to stop.

On Thursday, state trooper Jermaine Saunders shot and killed Daniel Harris after a traffic violation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 29-year-old was deaf, mute, and unarmed.

Related: Abusive Ex-Boyfriend Murders Five People In Horrific Killing Spree

The State Bureau of Investigation says the State Highway Patrol officer tried to pull over the man's Volvo on I-485 for speeding.

However, the car didn't pull over for the trooper, resulting in a brief pursuit.

The Highway Patrol told Channel 9 that the chase continued onto the Rocky River Road off-ramp, where the officers intentionally bumped Daniel's vehicle to get him to pull over.

When the chase ended on Seven Oaks Drive — the street where Mr. Harris lived — neighbor Mark Barringer described to WCNC how both cars were damaged:

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Crabtree Valley Mall In Raleigh, North Carolina On Lockdown After Reports Of Gunshots Fired Inside

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So scary!!

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina has been placed on a lockdown after witnesses on scene told police they heard "five to six" gun shots fired there earlier on Saturday afternoon.

According to local news reports out of Raleigh, multiple eyewitnesses said that someone began firing shots at 2:30 p.m. local time at the mall.

As to be expected, those inside — and out — are scared and shaken, to say the least, though as far as we currently know, no suspects have yet been arrested and nobody has yet been reported wounded or killed inside the mall.

Nevertheless, Raleigh police officers have shut down the area, and those in the parking lot and elsewhere around the mall have taken to social media to report on what's going on.

That is including one woman (below) who confirmed her family was locked in a store closet for more than an hour, but remained safe:

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Donald Trump Spoke With Caitlyn Jenner Days After Meeting With Anti-LGBT Religious Groups — So Where DOES He Stand On The Bathroom Bill?!

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Over the past year, Donald Trump has said A TON of ridiculous and contradictory things.

But it looks like the politician might actually have to take a hard stance on that whole bathroom bill!

Related: Caitlyn To Appear At A LGBT-Focused Brunch Outside Republican National Convention

As you're probably aware, back in March, North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory signed the EXTREMELY controversial law which ultimately prevents a transgender man or woman from using the correct bathroom for the gender they identify with.

Many celebrities and politicians have already come out against the idiotic bill, but The Donald has somewhat remained on the fence — and it sounds like Caitlyn Jenner is okay with it!

Sure, we know Cait used Trump's bathroom in Trump Tower, but NOW we've learned the reality star actually met with the candidate shortly after

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Donald Trump Praises Dictator Saddam Hussein During Rally — And Hillary Clinton Schools Him For It!

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It's no secret Donald Trump says a lot of really disgusting, despicable, and really messed up things — but with his latest statement, it seems like he's trying to see how far he can push it!

Related: Did Donald Trump Eavesdrop On Private Phone Calls At His Miami Resort?!

On Tuesday night at a North Carolina rally, the Donald decided to lay praise on someone even his own supporters would find SHOCKING — Saddam Hussein.

Yup, you read that right, the late President of Iraq, whom the U.S. fought in the first Gulf War. The one who was executed for war crimes against his own people.

Trump said of Hussein:

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North Carolina's Anti-LGBT 'Bathroom Bill' Left Intact By Lawmakers Who Had Opportunity To Change It

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This is so sad.

On Friday, North Carolina lawmakers in the state's General Assembly had the ability to change up HB 2 — the bill that stoked nationwide outrage over its discriminatory nature towards transgender individuals.

But unfortunately, the legislators left the bill largely intact, choosing only to make one very minor revision to the measure and leaving it as bigoted and short-sighted as it's been in the past.

Video: Cyndi Lauper Explains Her Decision To Not Cancel NC Concerts

The change — voting to restore workers' rights to use state laws to sue over employment discrimination — won't enhance workplace protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It also doesn't affect other provisions that are being blasted by gay rights advocates, business leaders, and more.

No provisions were made surrounding the state's requirement that transgender individuals use the public bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates, nor were there

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Joe Biden Honors The Orlando Shooting Victims At Logo's Trailblazer Honors! WATCH HERE!

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Such a fitting tribute…

On Saturday June 25, VH1 and Logo will air its third annual Trailblazer Honors, the largest televised LGBT Pride event.

In the program, Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd with a message honoring the Orlando shooting victims, and to also denounce North Carolina's anti-transgender laws.

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He said:

"Hi everyone. This is Joe Biden and I wish I could be there with you in person to honor some truly inspiring trailblazers. Each of you gives meaning to Harvey Milk's words, 'Hope never remains silent.' And we need you. We need all of you. Because as we celebrate a year of equality in marriage, draconian state laws deny transgender Americans basic civil rights. And in nearly 70 countries, it's a crime. It's a crime to be who you are. And because the freedom to live freely means being free from bullying, free from harassment, and free from violence. You know, our hearts are still heavy for Orlando, but you're showing tonight that we are Orlando. We're all Americans. Unbowed. Unrelenting. We endure. We overcome. We're hopeful and we will not be silent."'

The event will also spotlight LGBT pioneers Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera. Stage presenters include Emma Stone, Macklemore, Lance Bass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Janet Mock, Wilson Cruz and Candis Cayne.

It airs at 8pm ET/PT.

To hear Biden's beautiful video message, ch-ch-check it out (below).

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