State Sen. Natalie Murdock has spent months sitting on a secret. But as of Tuesday, March 30, she can finally share it.

The Democratic state senator is one of the primary sponsors of Senate Bill 396, the Equality for All Act. The newly introduced bill would provide statewide protections against multiple forms of discrimination—from housing to employment—for North Carolina's LGBTQ residents.

Although a landmark Supreme Court decision last year ensured that LGBTQ Americans are protected from employment discrimination, the protection doesn't apply to small businesses with 15 or fewer employees and North Carolina has yet to enshrine the protection as part of its state statute.

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