The measure signed by Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi allows churches, religious charities and privately held businesses to decline services to people if doing so would violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender. Nathan Deal of Georgia, under pressure from business interests, two weeks ago vetoed a similar bill passed by the State Legislature. PayPal said it had dropped plans to put in global operations center in Charlotte, N.
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AP — The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister who is accused of assaulting and kidnapping a gay church member:. One of five people charged with beating a fellow church member to expel what they called "homosexual demons" says church leaders asked everyone at the attack to tell investigators that nothing happened. Anderson says church leaders including two state prosecutors at the time met with the roughly 30 people present when Matthew Fenner was beaten in January She says then-assistant district attorneys Frank Webster and Chris Back told them to tell authorities that nothing happened. Just a rumor. Religion of peace This is not unusual in various mainstream US religions, many subject gay members to "conversion therapy".
North Carolina was thrust into the national spotlight in March over House Bill 2, which prevented transgender people in the state from using bathrooms that aligned with their gender identity. The so-called bathroom bill sparked a nationwide backlash that wreaked havoc on the state, causing far-reaching political and economic damage. A controversial compromise bill was enacted a year later, but part of that legislation expired last week, leaving LGBTQ advocates and their opponents right back where they started four years ago. That year alone, at least 16 states had considered laws limiting transgender access to sex-segregated facilities. But North Carolina was the only state to pass one.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Hello, I am a single gay man 44 able to relocate to the asheville area. Can anyone give me any idea of apartment or house rental prices in the area and how different areas stack up against one another? I was just on another thread extolling the virtues of Weaverville and at the riskof repeating myself will repeat myself.