Nearly 70 leading companies have filed a friend-of-the-Court brief to support the Department of Justice in its lawsuit to block North Carolina's HB2 bathroom law.
The companies include American Airlines, United Airlines, Apple, Cisco, eBay, General Electric, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, NIKE, Salesforce, PayPal, Ikea and the Hilton and Marriott hotel chains.
"By compelling transgender persons in North Carolina to deny their gender identity when using public facilities, H.B. 2 stigmatizes them and conveys a clear message — with the full force of State law — that they are second-class citizens whose gender identity is under-serving of solicitude or respect," the brief says. "This inescapably tends to legitimize discrimination against transgender persons generally." more >>
Even though Sanya Richards-Ross failed to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team during track and field trials earlier this week, she still glorified God for the opportunity.
On Sunday, Richards-Ross ran her final race in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympics track and field team at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Although a hamstring injury caused her to walk at the end of the race, resulting in her not making the team, she remained positive.
"When I envisioned my final season, I saw the flag draped over my shoulders one last time. It was the fairytale ending I had hoped for. As I hung my head in disappointment after not completing my final 400, a fan yelled out, 'We love you SRR' it brought me back to the moment," she wrote on Instagram. "It made me acutely aware that my fairytale ending was happening, it was happening right in front of me!!! As I jogged down the homestretch at my favorite track, all the fans stood to their feet and applauded me." more >>
The next U.K. prime minister will be a woman, results from the Members of Parliament ballot confirmed on Thursday, with the battle for the Conservative Party leadership set to be between Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom.
BBC News reported that May won the second MPs ballot with 199 votes, while Leadsom picked up 84 of the votes. Justice Secretary Michael Gove dropped out of the race after receiving only 46 votes, leaving May and Leadsom in a head-to-head battle for the post that David Cameron is vacating.
Five Conservative contenders had initially been campaigning for Cameron's post, but that number is now down to two, with results expected to be announced on Sept. 9. more >>
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order commissioning former megachurch pastor Rob Bell to write a gender-neutral Bible.
Meant to serve as a corollary to Obama's demands that public schools allow boys to go into girls' bathrooms, the executive order will give Bell $7 million to research, write and and publish a Bible that breaks through the barriers of gender.
In a rare White House press briefing, Obama said Bell is the most competent person for the job. more >>
A left-wing German politician who was raped by three migrant men in January in the city of Mannheim has admitted that she lied about their nationalities and falsely claimed they had spoken German because she was afraid of encouraging racism.
Breitbart News reported that Selin Gören, a spokeswoman for the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in a play area late one January night while she was working as a refugee activist. She went to report the sexual assault to police immediately after the attack, but omitted details about the ethnicity of the men, and also failed to mention that they were speaking Arabic or Farsi.
She told police her attackers were speaking German and had also robbed her, but 12 hours later went back to tell the truth. more >>
Christian singles having difficulty finding a suitable date or a spouse need not fret. South Carolina-based NewSpring Church Pastor Perry Noble is dishing out some helpful advice about what might be holding them back.
In a recent podcast titled 8 Reasons Why You Can't Get a Date or Get Married, the NewSpring pastor is shooting from the hip with an eight-point list to help singles get their dating lives on track.
1. It's not time more >>