California’s travel ban to North Carolina remains in effect

Despite North Carolina's quasi-repeal of transgender bathroom bill, Attorney General Xavier Becerra says measure doesn't go far enough

California will keep its travel ban to North Carolina despite the Tar Heel State’s recent quasi-repeal of HB2, commonly known as the "transgender" "bathroom bill," which barred gender-confused people from using opposite-sex public restrooms and locker rooms across the state. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that North Carolina will remain on a … [Read more...]

San Francisco mayor bans city workers from traveling to North Carolina

Ed Lee says the law 'turns back the clock on protecting the rights of all Americans including lgbt individuals'

The following comes from a March 26 Fox News article: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement Friday he doesn’t want any city workers to travel to North Carolina unless necessary in wake of its legislation which blocks anti-discrimination for gay, lesbian and transgender people. “Effective immediately, I am directing City Departments under my authority to bar any … [Read more...]

North Carolina governor will sign bill for 72-hour wait for abortion

Pat McCrory's campaign promise was to "not sign any further restrictions on abortion"

The following comes from a June 3 Reuters article by Marti Maguire: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said on Wednesday he will sign a law requiring pregnant women to wait three days between consulting a doctor and having an abortion, among the longest waiting periods in the nation. McCrory, a Republican, faced intense lobbying from pro-choice advocates who hoped he … [Read more...]

L.A. Times comes out swinging against Woman’s Right to Know

‘Goes beyond science’ to describe fetus

The following comes from a Dec. 23 editorial in the L.A. Times. A federal appeals court made the right decision this week when it struck down a key provision in a North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and then both show and describe the sonogram images to them. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., wisely … [Read more...]

Common Core stokes homeschooling

A swift upswing

The following comes from a Nov. 29 story on the Cardinal Newman Society site. Evidence shows that parents are choosing to homeschool their children in order to escape the Common Core State Standards, two leaders in the Catholic homeschooling field told The Cardinal Newman Society. Recent findings in several states indicate that there has been a significant increase in … [Read more...]

Bishop Cordileone lauds North Carolina

For passage of marriage amendment The following appeared May 11 on Catholic World News. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement praising the voters of North Carolina for approving marriage amendment to their state constitution. The amendment, which passed by a wide margin (61%-39%), declares that “marriage between one man and one woman … [Read more...]