Raleigh, NC, April 12, 2016–Today, North Carolina Governor McCrory signed an executive order in response to the controversial anti-LGBTQ law, HB2.
“Governor McCrory’s executive order today is too little too late. It is like trying to solve a massive life threatening injury with a small band-aid that doesn’t come close to covering the wound. Complete repeal of HB2 and the passage of comprehensive statewide non-discrimination legislation are the only actions that will provide real, strong protections for all the LGBTQ people of North Carolina.” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.
The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund has been working with North Carolina faith leaders and LGBTQ advocates in an effort to repeal the anti-LGBTQ law. In North Carolina, the organization has been providing leadership training, grassroots organizing and on-the-ground logistical support. Clergy, civil rights leaders, and LGBTQ advocates have been taking part in escalating actions calling on the the legislature and Governor to repeal the law. The broad coalition of activists and leaders plan on taking part in civil disobedience, sit-ins, and similar peaceful demonstrations if lawmakers don’t meet the April 21 deadline.
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