Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Action Fund Executive Vice President for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg issued the following statement today after North Carolina reneged on their deal with the Charlotte City Council to fully repeal H.B. 2, which infamously mandated discrimination against transgender North Carolinians while rolling back city and state protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, gender, and religion:
The North Carolina GOP should be ashamed. Instead of listening to North Carolina voters, the North Carolina Republicans are taking a page out of the Trump playbook and going back on their deal—first by proposing only a partial repeal of H.B. 2 and then by failing to take any action at all. They betrayed the voters who resoundingly rejected H.B. 2 at the polls; they betrayed the workers who’ve lost jobs and wages because of this bill; and they betrayed their transgender citizens who face state-mandated discrimination every day that H.B. 2 remains on the books. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, North Carolinians deserve better: They deserve a full repeal of H.B. 2 and statewide comprehensive nondiscrimination protections today.
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- The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2 by Andrew Satter and Sarah McBride
- We the People: Why Congress and U.S. States Must Pass Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Hannah Hussey, Sharita Gruberg, and Bishop Gene Robinson
- North Carolina’s Discriminator H.B. 2 Threatens More Than Half Billion Dollars in Economic Activity by Shabab Ahmed Mizra, Sarah McBride, and Laura E. Durso