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More than 200,000 conservatives have signed a petition to boycott Target. Glenn Beck called the backlash "common sense."

April 26 2016 10:09 AM

Asked about a North Carolina–style law, Christie sings a different tune than he once did on the issue.

April 25 2016 6:03 PM

But they aren’t scared of “transgenders,” the conservative activists promise. They just want to protect themselves and others against “perverts.” 

April 25 2016 5:32 PM

Box after box was carried into the office of Gov. Pat McCrory, where a sit-in was held by opponents of the law restricting which bathrooms transgender people can use. 

April 25 2016 4:22 PM

"It is never too late to do the right thing," says Darren Jackson, lead sponsor of the bill.

April 25 2016 2:15 PM

The LGBT hate group American Family Association has surpassed the half-million mark in pledges to boycott the retailer over its support of transgender customers and employees.

April 25 2016 1:17 PM