North Carolina is a state that has made some big changes in recent years. In 2012, they enacted House Bill 2 which was widely known as "the bathroom bill" because it restricted trans people from using public bathrooms according to their gender identity. Now, North Carolina is making progress towards more equality for LGBTQ people.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee will not recognize same-sex marriages at the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina.
The Charlotte City Council passed a new nondiscrimination ordinance based on sexual orientation and gender identity that protects LGBTQ citizens from discrimination in the city.
North Carolina is a state that has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But this time, it’s because of four pro-LGBTQ bills introduced by legislators and Equality North Carolina. These bills would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity, ban the gay- or trans-panic defense, and prohibit conversion therapy.
It's been an interesting year for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina. Now, North Carolina is making progress towards more equality for LGBTQ people. If you want a closer look at what's happening with LGBTQ rights around Arkansas, check out our page here as the fight for LGBTQ equality in Arkansas continues!