21 over the state's much-criticized House Bill 2, which opponents say discriminates against transgender people, but did not repeal the controversial "bathroom law." (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) Republicans, meanwhile, blamed Democrats, who rejected a version of the repeal that would have included a six-month moratorium on cities passing nondiscrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people.
All other minors must get a parent’s permission to receive a prescription for birth control. 7.“An Overview of Minors’ Consent Laws, State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 8.“Minors’ Access to STI Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. Thirteen states defended the North Carolina law in legal papers as a weapon against the illicit use of social networking sites, which they said are used in one-third of Internet-related sex crimes resulting in arrest."There's a concern here for the safety of children," Ginsburg acknowledged, as some of her colleagues — notably Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer — searched for a more limited way in which states could protect victims without infringing on basic free speech rights.But they found it difficult to defend North Carolina's law, passed in 2008 as a way to add "virtual" neighborhoods to the physical locations — such as schools and playgrounds — from which sex offenders are barred.Lawmakers sent a clear message: North Carolina remains closed for business,” Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement.The North Carolina legislature met for a special session on Dec.