Press Release • November 27, 2020

A ban on cities passing LGBT protections is about to expire. NC activists look ahead.

North Carolina could face another HB2-style showdown in the coming weeks, after a ban on cities enacting non-discrimination rules for local businesses expires Dec. 1.

But with city officials publicly silent so far, it remains to be seen where in the state — or even if — new changes might start.

Transgender and gay rights activists have already been pushing cities to start enacting new protections. Kendra Johnson, executive director of the Raleigh-based LGBT advocacy group Equality NC, said a big focus will be housing. She said landlords shouldn't be able to deny people housing due to their sexuality or gender identity.

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