News • January 12, 2021

North Carolina Town Adopts LGBTQ-Inclusive Law After State Ban Lifts

Hillsborough has become the first town in North Carolina to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive antidiscrimination protections since the state's ban on doing so expired.

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners passed the ordinance Monday night, TV station WTVD reports. Hillsborough is a town of about 6,000 near Raleigh, the state capital. ADVERTISING

Commissioner Matt Hughes led the effort. "It's very important to me as a member of the LGBTQ community," he said, according to the station. "Growing up I didn't even know that I could even hold the office that I hold because of the fact that I was LGBTQ. Could someone see voting for a young gay biracial guy?"

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