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Rally scheduled Today to oppose LGBT law, honor Orlando

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A coalition of LGBT advocacy groups pushing for the repeal of North Carolina's law preventing local governments from passing anti-discrimination protections is gathering for another show of opposition against Republican lawmakers.

The Human Rights Campaign, Equality NC and TurnOUT! NC scheduled a "rally against hate" late Wednesday between the Legislative Building and the old Capitol building where Gov. Pat McCrory keeps his office.

Participants will honor the victims of the Orlando shooting at a gay night club where 49 people were killed. The participants will also call for full repeal of the law that also directs which bathrooms transgender people can use.

The Forward Together movement led by the state chapter of the NAACP held a similar vigil "against hate and discrimination" Monday.

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