Gamers convention stays in Indianapolis despite LGBT concerns

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A massive video game convention that once threatened to leave Indianapolis during an intense public debate over LGBT rights announced Dec. 6 that it has signed a contract that will keep the event in the city through 2021.

Gen Con, one of the largest gaming conventions in the U.S., says that it is extending its contract an additional year, according to a joint news release with Indianapolis officials.

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Investors join call for North Carolina to repeal LGBT bill

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – About 60 investors representing $2.1 trillion in managed assets are joining the NCAA, entertainers and more than 200 businesses in calling for North Carolina to repeal its law limiting LGBT protections against discrimination.

Trillium Asset Management CEO Matt Patsky said at a news conference Sept. 26 that North Carolina appears headed for a “state-government-inflicted recession” while the economy of the rest of the country improves.

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Idaho moves forward with gender identity and sexual orientation protections

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Boise, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Republican leaders announced a change of course and approved the introduction of a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the state’s Human Rights Act.

The House Ways and Means Committee, made up of Republican legislative leadership, voted 6-1 Jan. 14 to bring the proposed legislation to a full hearing. The legislation, commonly called the “Add the Words” bill has been denied a public hearing for nine consecutive years.

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