Organizations, businesses, advocates, and celebrities denounce North Carolina's anti-LGBT law

In the wake of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signing House Bill 2 into law, organizations, advocates, businesses, schools, and celebrities have spoken out against this harmful legislation. The law asserts the power of the state and overrides all local ordinances addressing employment, wages, or public accommodations, including a recent LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance passed in Charlotte. Access to single-sex public restrooms and locker rooms in publicly run facilities is restricted to people of the same corresponding sex assigned at birth under the new law, and transgender students are banned from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.

The North Carolina legislature's quick work to pass this law is not indicative of widespread support, and many are taking a stand against discrimination in the state, particularly on social media using the hashtag #WeAreNotThis. Check out their messages below.