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Common Sense is Killing Us

In court documents filed, the state of North Carolina argued that the state’s law banning transgender people from public restrooms matching their gender identity should remain in effect while a legal challenge proceeds in federal court. Gov. Pat McCrory has named that House Bill 2 “maintains common sense gender-specific restroom and locker facilities in government buildings and in our schools”. The bill, and the obstinacy by which the state of North Carolina defends the bill, is backed by networks of fundamentalists across the U.S. that applaud McCrory’s defense of the state law as an important reaction to the “government overreach” of a local city ordinance that expanded protections for L

Bathrooms and a Right to Life

Today I saw something I never expected to see here in the Dominican Republic. I was representing Soulforce at one of the first meetings of this year’s General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) alongside several hundred delegates, businesspeople, and community organizers from across the Americas working to strategize the sustainability of their communities and the greater region. We were listening to the Secretary General of the OAS answer questions from the working groups on things like labor, human rights, people of African descent, and “the family.” At some point a man stands, walks around the large ballroom saying, “Right now, at this very moment there is a man in th

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