GLAAD responds to failed repeal vote of NC's discriminatory HB2 law

December 22, 2016

In response to news that North Carolina's legislature failed to repeal the state's discriminatory HB2 law, which targets LGBTQ -- and particularly transgender -- North Carolinians, GLAAD issued the following statement:

“Yet again, North Carolina lawmakers have failed the very people they are sworn to protect,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Despite HB2’s crushing impact on the state’s economy and reputation -- not to mention the devastation it inflicts on LGBTQ North Carolinians each and every day -- GOP lawmakers have turned their backs not just on this negotiated deal, but also on the people of the Tar Heel State. In light of this shameful betrayal, corporate America, entertainers, and other stakeholders must continue to stand firmly on the side of equality for all by thinking twice before investing in North Carolina.”