North Carolina lawmakers won’t discuss anti-LGBT bill they made happen

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Raleigh (AP) – While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who passed it.

Less than a third of the state’s legislators answered in a statewide survey whether they’d prefer to amend the law or leave it as-is when their session starts Monday. A couple cited an impending Rotary meeting or preparations to run for Congress as reasons why they had no time to answer, while another simply hung up on a reporter in between questions.

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Gov. Scott: Supreme Court ruling doesn’t change things in FL

By : Staff Report
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Florida governor Rick Scott is sounding off on the United States Supreme Court rulings striking down DOMA and dismissing Prop 8, saying that Amendment 2, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, still holds strong.

“In 2008, Florida voters amended our constitution and said that we are a traditional marriage state, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Scott told reporters after the decision was announced. “As the governor of this state, I’ll uphold the law of the land, and that’s the law of our state.”

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