HB2 Petition: Protect Rights of LGBT community
North Carolina’s new law sets a statewide definition of classes of people who are protected against discrimination: race, religion, color, national origin, age, handicap or biological sex as designated on a person’s birth certificate. Sexual orientation – people who are gay – was never explicitly protected under state law and is not now, despite recent court decisions that legalized same-sex marriage.Transgender people who have not taken surgical and legal steps to change the gender noted on their birth certificates have no legal right under state law to use public restrooms of the gender with which they identify.
The law limits how people pursue claims of discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, biological sex or handicap in state courts. The law also means a city or county cannot set a minimum wage standard for private employers. People who agree with this law, most of them don't understand that this law discriminates against them as well. This isn't just pointed again gays or transgenders, or people of color. North Carolina also is an “at will” employment state and offers limited protection for all workers.
Please help stop the discrimination, and create equality again in the state of North Carolina. Thank you.