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Oct 25, 2019

SCOTUS to rule on workplace LGBTQ+ discrimination, but where does North Carolina stand?

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Oct. 8 in a case that would decide whether federal law prohibits discrimination by employers based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

But meanwhile, legislating anti-discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals has been left to the authority of individual states.

North Carolina does not have laws protecting individuals from discrimination, and further does not allow municipalities and local governments to pass such regulations either. This was one of the provisions of the infamous House Bill 2, or “bathroom bill,” which was maintained as part of HB2’s partial repeal in 2017.

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