STATEMENT: North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Replacement Remains a Barrier to Equality
Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for the LGBT Research and Communications Project Laura E. Durso issued the following statement after the government of North Carolina enacted legislation that leaves in place many of the worst aspects of the toxic, anti-LGBT H.B. 2 law. This bill leaves the state-sanctioned discrimination allowed by H.B. 2 in place and stifles local government’s ability to enact their own anti-discrimination laws.
For more than a year, H.B. 2 has put transgender North Carolinians at risk, and this new law does nothing to change the fact that transgender people still face unchecked, state-sanctioned discrimination. Cities are still prohibited from passing nondiscrimination laws to protect the LGBT community and in continuing to single out transgender people for differential treatment, North Carolina state law still endorses myths about the community. This isn’t a solution; it’s a barrier to equality. LGBT North Carolinians deserve a full repeal of H.B. 2, and this isn’t it.
- The Human Toll of H.B.2 by Andrew Satter and Sarah McBride
- North Carolina’s Discriminatory H.B. 2 Threatens More Than Half Billion Dollars in Economic Activity by Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Sarah McBride, and Laura E. Durso
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