Jan 20, 2021
Durham, Orange County join other local governments to pass anti-discrimination rules
Durham and Orange County joined Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough Tuesday night in expanding their local anti-discrimination protections to include LGBTQ residents and others.
The Durham City Council voted unanimously to protect residents in employment and public accommodations from discrimination based on gender identity, sexuality and military status. The approved ordinance also will protect hairstyles, types and textures historically associated with race, beginning July 1.
The Bull City’s action builds upon a wave of North Carolina municipalities approving new policies in the wake of House Bill 142’s expiration in December.
Greensboro’s City Council also approved an anti-discrimination policy Tuesday night, followed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners with a unanimous vote to approve that jurisdiction’s local anti-discrimination rules