State official: Not ‘1 iota’ of business drag from LGBT law

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MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina hasn’t seen “one iota” of bad economic impact from a law limiting protections for LGBT people despite high-profile losses of major sporting events and business ventures, the state’s top business official said Oct. 24.

The law requires transgender people to use restrooms matching the gender on their birth certificates in many public buildings, and it excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections.

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NC governor blames state Democrats in live TV debate for passage of anti-LGBT bill

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s gubernatorial candidates clashed Oct. 18 in a live televised debate over the state’s economy, coal ash pits and a law signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that prompted a national uproar over its impact on LGBT people.

In what’s likely to be their final debate, McCrory sought anew to blame rival Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper and a political alliance with Charlotte’s mayor for forcing Republican leaders in Raleigh to pass the controversial law known as House Bill 2.

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FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts:

REPUBLICAN MIKE PENCE: “The fact that under this past administration, we’ve almost doubled the national debt is atrocious. … Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want more of the same.”

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