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Governor Pat McCrory concedes to Roy Cooper in North Carolina

Incumbent Pat McCrory conceded to Roy Cooper for North Carolina Governor's race.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) conceded to Roy Cooper (D) on Dec. 5, 2016.

McCrory signed the discriminatory and anti-LGBT House Bill 2 (HB2) into law this past March which caused a lot of controversy.

The law bans transgender people from using the restroom of which they most identify and restricts LGBT people from pursuing lawsuits based on discrimination.

Target will not back down

Target stores will not cave to bathroom policy opponents.

Target CEO Brian Cornell wants people to know that his company will not change its trans-inclusive bathroom policies despite some negative feedback.

Cornell was a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box Wednesday and he addressed the issue with host Kelly Evans.

Department of Justice stands behind transgender Americans

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke on behalf of the Justice Department on Monday. The address was in response to North Carolina’s HB 2, and the lawsuit they filed against the state for being in violation of two civil rights codes.

North Carolina Republican urges people to ‘Keep our state straight’

Sen. Buck Newton (R)

If state Sen. Buck Newton (R) has his way, North Carolina will be known as the “straight” state. 

“Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this is all about and how hard we must fight to keep our state straight,” Newton said at a rally Monday, according to video posted by Progress North Carolina Action. 

North Carolina lawmakers introduce bill to repeal sweeping anti-LGBT Law

Gov. Pat McCrory (R)

North Carolina lawmakers filed legislation Monday to repeal the state’s extreme anti-LGBT law, which, since its passage last month, has drawn a presidential rebuke and spurred businesses to pull out of the state.

NASCAR does not support N.C. anti-LGBT law, chairman says

NASCAR comes out in opposition of House Bill 2.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the latest organization to rev up against the anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2 (HB2), in North Carolina.

Brian France, the chairman of NASCAR said in a statement to the Associated Press that his company doesn’t set legislation, but has no tolerance for bigotry.