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Ashton Whitaker's school is violating federal law by denying him access to the boys' restroom, says the Transgender Law Center.

May 12 2016 7:50 PM

The mother of a transgender son shared the impact anti-LGBT legislation has had on her family.

May 12 2016 7:44 PM

The federal government won't withhold funding while the court battle over the state's anti-LGBT law plays out.

May 12 2016 6:03 PM

Dan Forest claims the Justice Department is "holding the children of North Carolina hostage" by threatening to withold federal funding because of HB 2. 

May 12 2016 4:00 PM

The feminist funny lady launched a Full Frontal assault on North Carolina's new law that bars trans people from using the public bathrooms that match their gender identity. 

May 12 2016 1:06 PM

The legendary trans activist and Stonewall veteran doesn't hold back when giving North Carolina's transphobic leadership a piece of her mind. 

May 12 2016 11:11 AM

"I think this was an argument the we didn't need to have in this country or in our state," said Gov. Pat McCrory. 

May 12 2016 9:45 AM