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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orlando Organization is Source for Bathroom Ban Bills

Since March, the fallout from North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, HB2, has been swift and harsh. Corporations canceled expansion plans into the state, musicians canceled shows, tourism has dropped; the NBA may move next year’s All-Star Game elsewhere. North Carolina’s own attorney general calls it “a national embarrassment.” And yet, seven other states and almost 200 towns have passed similar bills. And you may be surprised to learn that these laws are being written right here in Orlando. Maitland, to be exact, where the Liberty Counsel is based. Mat Staver, the group’s chairman, told CBS News in April that they had drafted bills for 20 states. The Liberty Counsel calls itself a “policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom.” But the …
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