Tuesday, April 12, 2016
MCCRORY HANDLES HB2 BACKLASH WITH BALANCED APPROACH - EXPANDS ANTI-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTION:...
MAINTAINS COMMON SENSE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS FOR SCHOOL BATHROOMS & LOCKER ROOMS.
I STAND WITH MCCRORY FOR HIS COURAGE AND LEADERSHIP CHARACTER.
Sources: Charlotte Observer, CBS, YouTube
~ Executive order expands state employment policy to cover sexual orientation and gender identity
~ Order affirms rights of local governments and businesses to establish their own anti-discrimination policies for employees
~ Order maintains ‘gender-specific restroom and locker room facilities’ in government buildings and schools
Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday responded to growing criticism of HB2 with an executive order that expands state employment policy to cover sexual orientation and gender identity and affirming the rights of local governments and businesses to establish their own anti-discrimination policies for employees.
McCrory also promised to seek legislation to reinstate the right to sue in state court for discrimination, a right eliminated by House Bill 2.
At the same time, the governor said he would maintain “common sense gender-specific restroom and locker room facilities” in government buildings and schools.
“Simply put I have listened to the people of North Carolina and the people of North Carolina are entitled to both privacy and equality,” the governor said in a video message.