On March 23, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law an outrageous and unprecedented anti-LGBT bill that eliminates existing municipal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people; prevents such provisions from being passed by cities in the future; and forces transgender students in public schools to use restrooms and other facilities inconsistent with their gender identity, putting 4.5 billion dollars in federal funding under Title IX at risk.
PayPal has announced that the company will seek an alternative location for its new "global operations center," and more than 2000 leading CEOs and business leaders from across the country have signed onto an open letter calling on Gov. McCrory and the N.C. General Assembly to repeal radical provisions on the state's new law. Read more about those companies standing up for discrimination here.
On May 4, the U.S. Department of Justice determined that HB 2 violates federal civil rights laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and gives state officials until Monday, May 9 to address the situation "by confirming that the Senate will not comply with or implement HB2." Learn more here.
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in North Carolina alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in North Carolina and how you can get involved with the North Carolina local community.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBT people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is working with lawmakers and advocates to pass the Equality Act in Congress, as well as strong non-discrimination protections at the state and local levels.
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