North Carolina legislators introduce bills to repeal HB2 and replace it with LGBT protections


Legislators in North Carolina have introduced bills in the House and Senate in the state to repeal the widely condemned HB2 and replace it with LGBT+ protections.

The bills, introduced by Representatives Pricey Harrison, Deb Butler, Kelly Alexander, Susan Fisher and Senators Terry Van Duyn, Mike Woodard, and Jay Chaudhuri, were praised by Equality NC and the Human Rights Campaign.

“My hometown of Greensboro has suffered enormously from economic losses because of HB2, and the potential economic harm from the NCAA pull-out for the next 6 years is even greater.” says Representative Harrison.

“The bill introduced today is a clean repeal of HB2 and provides enhanced statewide non-discrimination protections. This bill reflects North Carolina values, unlike HB2. It is long overdue and we will work our hardest to enact this legislation.”

HB2 is believed to have lost the state $600 million because of musician boycotts, companies pulling business out of the state, sporting events moving elsewhere, cancelled conventions and the legal costs of creating and defending the anti-LGBT bill.

Governor Cooper failed attempt to repeal the law in another special session, costing a further $42,000.

via Pink News
photo: Equality NC