• Source: Carolina Business Review/YouTube
  • BREAKING: North Carolina House Passes Bill Voiding All Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinances

    Republicans Pass Sweeping Anti-Gay Bill in Special Session

    Led by Republican Speaker Tim Moore (photo), Republican House lawmakers in North Carolina have just passed a sweepingly broad anti-gay bill in a special session called just for this one bill. The bill will void all local nondiscrimination ordinances. It will also mandate that all public accommodations ordinances, all minimum wage ordinances, and all employment discrimination ordinances come only from the General Assembly – state lawmakers – effectively banning any localities from protecting citizens in any of these areas.

    The bill, HB 2, passed by a huge margin, 83-24, after less than three hours of debate and just 30 minutes of public comment.

    HB 2 now heads to the Senate, who will take it up immediately. 

    It is expected to pass and Governor Pat McCrory, who called for the bill, is fully expected to sign it.

    The bill is a direct response to a nondiscrimination ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council. State GOP lawmakers were incensed that it allows transgender citizens use public restrooms that corresponds with with their gender identity.

     

     

    This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

     

    Stay with NCRM throughout the day as we publish the latest news on this legislation. And please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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    • commented 2016-07-05 20:56:03 -0400
      I think that homosexuality is dangerous, just as gambling is dangerous, just as any sort of pleasure for the sake of pleasure is dangerous. But that is no reason to preach hatred towards these people. They are people, they deserve love, not judgement, they deserve freedom, not condemnation for what they believe is right. Help and love are different than hate and judgement. And this does not mean homosexuality is not a dangerous practice, all sin is dangerous, but it is not right to condemn and make life worse for them, how is this helping anyone?

    • commented 2016-03-28 13:04:47 -0400
      Gov. Deal vetoes religious freedom bill today in Georgia. Unlike the pussy in the NC State House he grew a pair knowing it would be political suicide. As I posted before this is an election year and if you live in NC use your vote to get this current asshole out of office.

    • commented 2016-03-28 13:04:47 -0400
      Gov. Deal vetoes religious freedom bill today in Georgia. Unlike the pussy in the NC State House he grew a pair knowing it would be political suicide. As I posted before this is an election year and if you live in NC use your vote to get this current asshole out of office.

    • commented 2016-03-28 08:16:30 -0400
      Fuck North Carolina!!!! Used to like it there. Now it’s on the list w Kentucky n soon to be Ohio! This world sucks more n more every day! Y’all n your closed minded bullshit!

    • commented 2016-03-24 03:41:35 -0400
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    • commented 2016-03-23 23:47:35 -0400
      I just hope I hit the lottery so I can get the fuck out of this backwards state. This is an an election year for Pat. I hope he gets his ass booted clear out of this state period

    • commented 2016-03-23 22:04:20 -0400
      After experiencing the poor service at the Charlotte Airport, this is the icing on the cake to convince me to stay out of North Carolina and not do any business with anyone based in the. God -foresaken excuse of a state.

    • commented 2016-03-23 19:28:46 -0400
      This is pure hate and ignorance!

    • commented 2016-03-23 18:46:01 -0400
      Fine, I won’t pay taxes then if I don’t have the rights of other tax paying citizens.

    • commented 2016-03-23 18:26:31 -0400
      Assholes! Wait until next election!

    • commented 2016-03-23 18:06:24 -0400
      i LOVE seeing people committing political suicide.

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