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As States Expand Gun Rights, the Police Join the Opposition

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:12am
Law enforcement officials said that measures passed by conservative legislators could expose officers to greater danger and hinder investigations involving firearms.

Obama Weighs In on Mississippi and North Carolina Bathroom Laws

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:05pm
Speaking at a news conference in Britain, President Obama criticized new laws preventing gay and transgender people from choosing which bathroom they use.

Gary Burton Cancels Mississippi Show, Calling Legislation ‘An Attack’

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 1:53pm
Openly gay jazz musician said it’s important “to speak up.”

North Carolina and Mississippi See Tourist Backlash After L.G.B.T. Laws

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:00am
Trips are being canceled after a law in Mississippi allows anti-gay discrimination and one in North Carolina regulates transgender bathroom access.

Southern Cities Split With States on Social Issues

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:22pm
Cities in the Deep South are increasingly at odds with their states on gay rights and other benchmarks, moving toward common ground with big cities on the coasts.

A Mason-Dixon Line of Progress

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:21am
A Republican-controlled block has essentially decided that it’s better to be poor, sick and bigoted than prosperous, healthy and open-minded.

Gay Rights Battle Heats Up in Mississippi and North Carolina

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 2:49pm
The Mississippi governor signed a bill protecting discrimination against gay people. PayPal pulled out of North Carolina over a similar measure.

Walking Together for Health and Spirit

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:22am
A network of women, most of whom are African-American, are re-defining the health benefits of walking; more than just exercise and weight loss, they find joy and self-confidence when they organize in groups.