Washington, DC, June 11, 2015–With today’s House vote, the North Carolina state legislature overrode Governor McCrory veto of an LGBTQ discrimination bill (S2).

“Governor McCrory did the right thing through his veto of this discriminatory legislation. This override vote sends a clear message to the world: that North Carolina is not a welcoming place for LGBTQ people and our families. This will undoubtedly have a chilling effect on investment and tourism in North Carolina. Again this is an example of self-motivated politicians imposing their beliefs and prejudices by law on other people. It’s wrong and it’s bad for North Carolina. The work is not over as the coalition of organizations, led by Equality North Carolina, will work tirelessly to determine if this law can hold up to legal scrutiny. We are deeply appreciative of the groundswell of support to stop this harmful bill, particularly faith leaders and people of all faith and spiritual traditions across North Carolina, business leaders, LGBTQ allies and our dedicated and hard-working LGBTQ state partners, Equality North Carolina and the Campaign for Southern Equality,” said Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.


Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director

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