Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory issued an executive order, failing to repeal HB 2 and further enshrining discrimination into law.
Under HB 2, which was signed into law last month after a hurried, single-day session, thousands of youth, citizens, employees and visitors to the state at risk.
Here are five things you need to know about the governor’s executive order:
- Transgender people are still prohibited from using restrooms consistent with their gender identity in public buildings, including on the University of North Carolina campus and in the Raleigh-Durham Airport.
- Cities still are prohibited from adopting ordinances designed to prohibit discrimination against their residents and visitors.
- While the governor’s executive order extended protections to state workers, employees still won't be allowed to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
- Individuals are still prevented from bringing discrimination lawsuits in state courts.
- His executive order doesn’t affect private businesses, non-profits and local governments, who have always been able to establish their own non-discrimination policies for their employees.