North Carolina bans local anti-discrimination rules after bathroom controversy
March 24, 2016 - Uncategorized
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators decided to rein in local governments by approving a bill Wednesday that prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. The legislation, signed into law later by Gov. Pat McCrory, dealt a blow to the LGBT movement after success with protections in cities across the country.
The Republican-controlled General Assembly took action after Charlotte city leaders last month approved a broad anti-discrimination measure that allows transgender people to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity. McCrory signed the bill into law Wednesday night, said Josh Ellis, the governor’s communications director. McCrory, who was the mayor of Charlotte for 14 years, has criticized the local ordinance. Read more…