North Carolina Lawmakers Submit Bill To Repeal HB2

  • North Carolina Lawmakers Submit Bill To Repeal HB2

North Carolina Lawmakers Submit Bill To Repeal HB2

And if Monday's events are any indication, it sounds like North Carolina is about to lose much more than that.

As it's presently written, HB78 would change protected status to "a person's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or genetic information".

Because Republicans control both the House and the Senate, neither Harrison's nor Brockman's bill is expected to gain any traction. Disagreement among House and Senate Democrats and LGBT groups led to both being filed separately on the same day.

But Thursday Democrats reiterated the economic cost of the bill. Rep.

Groups opposing HB2 praised HB82. "It's a fact, that lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and especially transgender people, like myself, are at direct risk for discrimination and even violence because of this very bad law", said Equality NC Director of Transgender Policy Ames Simmons. Celebrities and businesses threatened to boycott the state over the bill. "Our goal should not be mediocracy but excellence". We need fully inclusive, comprehensive non-discrimination protections. Sen. "Senator Berger and House Speaker Moore must immediately repeal HB2, and enact common sense protections".

"We're hoping that taking this step we'll (show) others that North Carolina is a welcoming state that's open for business", she said.

Republican lawmakers say the time for a full HB2 repeal may be over after a deal reached in December with now-Gov.

But Jensen says there's no part of North Carolina where support for the bill is particularly strong: even in rural counties, he says, voters are about evenly split (40-40, with 20 percent unsure).

The NCAA has threatened to disallow North Carolina from hosting any championship events through 2022 following the state's reluctance to repeal their controversial HB2, also known as the "bathroom bill". "By repealing it and replacing it with fully inclusive, commonsense non-discrimination protections, the state can finally begin to fix the incredible harm HB2 has caused". "North Carolina's bathroom bill was a necessary response to the unconstitutional overreach by the City of Charlotte, and Governor Cooper ran his campaign on his ability to provide the insight and leadership to alter the law in a way that would satisfy all of our citizens".

"H.B. 2 sends a awful message that LGBT people, particularly transgender people, aren't worthy of equal treatment". The repeal and replacement of H.B.