Jun 3, 2013
Equality NC Joins LGBT Organizations Against Regressive Legislation
Raleigh, N.C. - Southerners On New Ground, Equality North Carolina, Freedom Center for Social Justice, the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and NC HEAT released a joint statement on Monday in support of the North Carolina NAACP’s ongoing protest efforts at the legislature against a current wave of regressive legislation.
Some 150 people, including pastors, activists and other community members, have been arrested in civil disobediences in several action since April.
“When so many LGBTQ people and our allies fought for basic dignity and rights when Amendment One was on the ballot, we knew why it mattered. We still do,” the groups said in the release. “Now, North Carolina faces a new set of threats to our communities from the same root. Recently, we have seen the cutting of Medicaid for half a million North Carolinians who are poor and working poor. Now, they are continuing to attack our communities by: trying to limit our voting rights, attacking healthcare rights for poor people, and demonizing immigrants.”
Equality NC is a statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians.