Dec 8, 2020
North Carolina’s ban on LGBTQ rights ordinances has expired & cities are ready to pass new ones
North Carolina’s controversial law that banned transgender people from the correct restroom and forbade municipalities from enacting LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances has finally expired. The law went into effect in 2016, but a 2017 compromise with newly elected Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper repealed the bathroom ban, but left in place the moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances that went further than state law.
The state, long dominated by the Republican party, does not have any protections for LGBTQ people, but local governments had already passed a few with more on the way when the law was passed. Nondiscrimination ordinances that had already been passed were nullified by the law.