The states object to federal guidance on transgender students' rights, including the right to use facilities matching their gender identity.
The FBI failed to run a proper background check on the shooter, they argue.
With their talk of the devil at work in LGBT advances, both had proved an embarrassment to the Republican Party.
Nearly one year after the horrific mass shooting at a South Carolina church that took her mother, two cousins and six others, Rev. Sharon Risher joined gun control advocates on Capitol Hill.
For many North Carolinians, the bathroom battle being waged is out of character with the state they know and love.
A scrappy young organization called the Campaign for Southern Equality is beating back the intolerance spewing from the nation's most conservative region.
Their demands, posted online, include "more funding for organizations whose primary constituencies are of under-represented groups," including students who are LGBT.