Tell Governor Pat McCrory to Officially Repeal North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

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For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Governor Pat McCrory demanding that North Carolina officially repeal its anti-LGBT law.

North Carolina recently passed HB2, causing them to become the most anti-LGBTQ state in the country. The measure revoke local gay and trans nondiscrimination ordinances throughout the state, effectively legalizing anti-LGBTQ discrimination. It also forbids trans people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.

North Carolina Republicans claimed that the measure was created in response to the city of Charlotte passing a LGBT nondiscrimination law. Although the Charlotte measure was just a generic nondiscrimination measure, Republicans declared that HB2 would remain on the books until Charlotte repealed its law.

Charlotte's response was repealing every provision to which Republicans had objected on the condition that the legislature repeal HB2 by the end of the year.

But then Republicans claimed Charlotte had “lied directly to the people” and broken its promise by retaining provisions of its code that prohibited the city from hiring contractors who have discriminated against subcontractors on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This provision was never mentioned previously and Republicans never showed any objection to it.

Charlotte again complied, even holding an emergency meeting in order to formally repeal the entire ordinance. This still wasn't enough for Republican legislators. Instead of repealing HB2 entirely, as promised under the circumstances, the new bill includes moratorium on local nondiscrimination ordinances for six months. Because Republicans hold a supermajority in the legislature, this “cooling off period” could easily be extended in six months’ time. The original compromise agreed to did not include such a moratorium.

This means that “No local government in this State may enact or amend an ordinance regulating employment practices or regulating public accommodations or access to restrooms, showers, or changing facilities.”

We must not support this as an adequate substitute for HB2. By doing this, North Carolina Republicans are allowing for discrimination against LBGT people. Please join us in telling Governor Pat McCrory to remove the moratorium and allow local governments in the state to enact measures to protect members of the LGBT community.


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  • Sign the petition: Tell Governor Pat McCrory to Officially Repeal North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/repeal_hb2?recruiter_id=128793
  • Carol Waterman
  • Raul Anorve
  • Thank you Nation of Change, but we in NC voted McCrory out! Our new Dem. gov is Roy Cooper! He is working to get rid of HB2 -a tough battle with the mostly Republican Senate – and would probably appreciate hearing encouragement!
  • Wendy Kupsaw
  • You can no more legislate sexual orientation than you can tell the sun not to shine. Our LGBT population are people first, with red blood and real bodies, minds, spirits, and emotions. Please repeal your anti-LGBT law – it has already done enormous harm. Thank you.
  • Victoria Dickinson
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