Statement from PFLAG’s NC State Coordinator on State Repeal of LGBT Protections
April 25, 2016
“Today, our legislative leaders launched an attack on our families and on the American ideals of fairness and inclusion, passing a bill that not only bans all cities from enacting LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances (which would protect both residents of North Carolina and visitors to our state), but also voids all current protections on the books, such as those recently passed by the city of Charlotte. That ordinance also included protections for all of our veterans who have served; those protections have also been stripped.
Rather than taking even 24 hours to meet with our families and to hear from more businesses to gain understanding of the harm this legislation will do, Governor McCrory instead signed it into law in a Wednesday night fellowship of discrimination.
We are undeterred and PFLAG chapters, members, and supporters across North Carolina will continue to raise our collective voices, asking our neighbors and colleagues to join us in holding our elected officials accountable to the values of equality, opportunity, and fairness. This law must be repealed and we will continue to mobilize and speak out until it is.”
– Ginger Feimster
PFLAG North Carolina State Coordinator President
PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.
Laura McGinnis (she/her),
Sr. Manager, Press and Public Relations
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