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1. California keeps ban on travel to North Carolina even though HB2 repealed

"California will keep its travel ban to North Carolina despite the Tar Heel State’s recent quasi-repeal of HB2, commonly known as the "transgender" "bathroom bill," which barred gender-confused people from using opposite-sex public restrooms and locker rooms across the state." (Read more)

 

2. UNC Board of Governors Chairman: UNC, NC State Chancellors Voted AGAINST Punishment of NC Over HB2

"Records obtained by Liberty Headlines show the chancellors of the two largest public universities in North Carolina voted against a September 2016 decision by the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Council of Presidents to remove its sports championships from the state for 2016-2017, to punish Tar Heel businesses and residents over House Bill 2 (the “transgender bathroom bill”)." (Read more)

 

3. NCAA ends boycott of NC, announces championship games return

Did the NCAA's interference with NC politics change how you watch sports?

The NCAA announced tournament sites for the next five years Tuesday which includes North Carolina locations. (Read more)

  

4. Because of transgender bathroom policy, Boycott Target petition has gained millions of signatures

"The American Family Association's "Boycott Target" petition has received 1.5 million signatures. AFA's Walker Wildmon made the announcement earlier today on American Family Radio.

"It has officially reached 1.5 million signatures," said Wildmon. "So that's a great victory, it's a great milestone in what I view is a highly successful boycott of Target." (Read more)

  

5. No playground for Christian school? Preschools being denied grants due to religion

The Supreme Court heard an oral argument this week for a religious liberty case which revolves on whether the government may deny grants to otherwise qualifying preschools on the grounds they are Christian preschools.

"Trinity Lutheran applied to participate in a program giving nonprofit playgrounds recycled tires — good for the environment and even better for the toddlers’ knees. Out of 44 applicants, the government ranked their application 5th in quality. But the grant was denied solely on the grounds they are a church-run school, and the Missouri constitution bans any kind of aid, direct or indirect, to religious schools." (Read more)