Statement on Underhanded Faux Repeal of HB2
Today, North Carolina state senators filed a bill that claims to repeal the discriminatory and harmful HB2 while stripping local governments of their ability to protect their citizens from harm.
NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling said:
The North Carolina General Assembly is a national disgrace.
In March, North Carolina lawmakers passed HB2. Last week, they made a shocking move to wrest power from Governor-elect Roy Cooper before he even took office. Today, they claimed they would repeal HB 2. As we have come to expect from these dishonest and underhanded extremist lawmakers, however, they are not repealing it in full. The repeal bill includes a portion that bans cities in North Carolina from passing their own nondiscrimination laws for six months.
This is unacceptable. The legislature’s actions today have proven that the people of North Carolina—particularly transgender North Carolinians—cannot have any faith in their shameless lawmakers.
We continue to stand with the people of North Carolina, particularly the transgender people who have been harmed by HB2 and their own lawmakers’ actions, and we will continue to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with them until this shameful legislation is repealed in its entirety.