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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.

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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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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Takes North Carolina To School On LGBT Civil Rights, Announces Lawsuit Over 'State-Sponsored Discrimination'!

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She's not playing around!

As you may have heard, Gov. Pat McCrory cemented his place on the wrong side of history on Monday when he decided to sue the Department of Justice for trying to make him publicly repeal House Bill 2.

The Republican North Carolina Governor infamously passed the bill back in March, which made it so transgender individuals were forced to use the bathroom to which they were assigned at birth, as opposed to the gender to which they currently identify, and has so far failed to apologize by his 5 p.m. EST deadline.

Related: Nick Jonas Explains Tough Decision To Cancel Shows In NC

While most Americans were smart enough to realize this was obviously a discriminatory law almost as soon as it was announced, Pat thought he'd be able to get away with suing the country for "baseless and blatant overreach" of their power…

Luckily, Attorney General Loretta Lynch was not about to give McCrory the upper hand, so she herself filed a lawsuit against North Carolina for going against the nation's laws on Monday!

In a press conference held less than an hour before NC's LGBT deadline, Loretta condemned Pat and the rest of the State for implementing such a bigoted bill, even comparing it to Jim Crow laws and Brown v Board Of Education!

She said:

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Justice Department Rules North Carolina's Controversial Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights — Get The Scoop!

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As we're sure you're aware, back at the end of March, North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which states that cities in the state can no longer create their own laws regarding banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. BLEH!

Thankfully, despite amending the bill after some backlash, celebs like Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and even President Barack Obama have all SLAMMED the HB2.

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Well now it looks like there's been a pretty big win for people who aren't bigots as the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that

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North Carolina Has No Future Now With Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato! They Cancelled Their Tour Stops Because Of That Anti-LGBTQ Law!

Way to go, you two!

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have decided to cancel their upcoming tour stops in North Carolina.

The pop powerhouses were supposed to play shows in both Raleigh and Charlotte, but have decided to pull the plug on those performances because of the state's anti-LGBTQ legislation.

About a month ago, Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which states that local cities and towns can no longer create their own rules banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Related: Pearl Jam Also Cancelled A Concert In North Carolina!

HB2 also says that transgender individuals must use the bathrooms that match the "biological sex" on their birth certificates in public schools, government agencies, and public college campuses.

In light of this terrible piece of legislation, the musicians announced on Monday that their Honda Civic Tour: Future Now will not be stopping in NC, sharing their joint statement on Instagram.

Ch-ch-check it out (below):

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North Carolina's Own Attorney General REFUSES To Defend 'Embarassing' Anti-LGBT Law — PLUS See Who's Boycotting The State!

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More good news on the human rights front, it would appear!

After North Carolina passed legislation that threatened the equal treatment of LGBT citizens of the state last week, all hope looked lost as gay rights supporters likely faced a long legal battle ahead just to secure basic rights.

But then something interesting happened…

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North Carolina's attorney general Roy Cooper — who was one of the men named in the lawsuit brought on by gay rights groups over the bigoted law — has indicated the state will NOT defend its new law in court, calling it discriminatory and a "national embarrassment."

YAY!!!

Cooper noted that business leaders are not fond of the terrible law, saying:

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LGBT Advocacy Groups Sue North Carolina Over The State's New Anti-Gay Law!

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Good for these groups standing up for equal rights!

Three people and several LGBT advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina on Monday morning over the state's passage of a law that ended local LGBT rights ordinances and restricted bathroom use for transgender individuals.

Related: At Least Georgia Is Doing The Right Thing!

The lawsuit, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, Lambda Legal, and Equality North Carolina, seeks to dismiss the law in question — House Bill 2 — in no uncertain terms:

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North Carolina's Governor Signs Controversial Bill Blocking LGBT Protections — Smh!

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Not again.

On Wednesday, North Carolina's General Assembly voted to pass a bill that eliminates LGBT protections on a local level and will enforce that students must use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex. How awful!

Unfortunately, the state's Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law later that evening.

Related: Georgia State Legislature Passes Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill

HB2 was passed during a special session and is intended to create a state-wide anti-discrimination policy that bans employers and businesses from discriminating against others based on their race, color, country of origin, religion, age, or "biological sex." As you may notice, the new law offers no protection to those who identify as gay or transgender, and even stops local officials from passing their own anti-discrimination policies that may expand the new state-wide standard.

Not to mention, the bill very clearly prevents schools from allowing transgender students from using the bathroom that links to the gender they identify with. Smh.

On the controversial piece of legislation, the governor defended his decision on Twitter:

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