Wednesday 18 Oct 2017

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Records Show Poll Supported HB2

Newly released records show former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a state law nullifying anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people after seeing a poll indicating the move would be politically popular.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2lSjmdY) newly released emails show McCrory responded by writing “wow” after his political strategist shared a poll indicating broad opposition to a Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance.

That exchange came one day before state lawmakers passed House Bill 2 in a one-day special session last March and McCrory signed it into law hours later.

The law excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from anti-discrimination protections. It also requires transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings matching the sex on their birth certificates.

The law triggered a backlash from LGBT advocates and businesses who say it’s discriminatory.

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2 Comments

  1. Marel says:

    Actually, helping American families with hearhtcale, education, housing and Labor unions is Social Democracy. Giving trillions to bankers is Fascism and George Bush started it and now we are stuck with the bill. Seeing what capitalism has done for us maybe we should rethink our strategy.

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  2. waynecountynative says:

    Guess his poll was as wrong as Hillary’s.

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