Jan 15, 2021
Chapel Hill Town Council votes to pass ordinance broadly protecting LGBTQ community from discrimination.
Tonight the Town Council of Chapel Hill, North Carolina voted to pass an ordinance broadly protecting members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination. The ruling comes in the same week that Hillsborough and Carrboro passed similar ordinances. Municipalities regained the freedom to pass such measures on Dec. 1, 2020, following the expiration of a key prong of HB142.
Karen Stegman, Council Member of Chapel Hill, believes this is a huge step in the right direction.
“We have waited for the opportunity to take this important action to help ensure all who live, work, and visit our community can do so free of discrimination based on who they are, what they look like, how they worship, or who they love, Stegman said. "This ordinance represents our town’s commitment to working towards a community that is free from individual and institutional discrimination, where all can thrive.”