GLAAD today responded to reports that the North Carolina legislature will meet to consider repeal of HB2, a discriminatory law targeting LGBTQ people.
“Everyone should be able to live free of the burdens of discrimination,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law has been a scourge on the state, and indeed this country, and its repeal is long overdue. While it is encouraging that this odious law targeting LGBTQ North Carolinians may finally be overturned, it’s extremely troubling that LGBTQ people in Charlotte and across the Tar Heel state are not explicitly protected from discrimination under the law. Full equality for every person should never be compromised, and state lawmakers must fulfill their constitutional duty to ensure that all North Carolinians are protected equally.”