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After months of inaction to repeal HB2 — the sweeping discrimination law that limits protections for LGBT people and others — North Carolina legislators have leaked a so-called "fix" that would leave all of HB2's anti-LGBT measures in place and more.

Tell your representative that a full repeal of HB2 is the only way to stop the damage this discriminatory law is doing to our state.

Under the leaked bill, local governments in North Carolina would still be prohibited from passing measures that would protect LGBT people from discrimination. And rather than remove the harmful provisions that prevent transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity, the new proposal would require transgender people to register with the state and obtain an unprecedented "certificate of sex reassignment" to do something as simple as use the restroom.

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In just 12 hours on March 23, North Carolina’s lawmakers passed and Governor Pat McCrory signed the most egregious, sweeping, hate-filled anti-LGBT legislation in this country’s history.

We have a chance to reverse this blatant discrimination when the North Carolina General Assembly starts a new legislative session in April.

This law – an unprecedented attack on LGBT rights – strips away discrimination protections for LGBT people across the state and mandates discrimination against transgender people. Can you be refused service in a store because of your sexual orientation? YES. Can you be turned away from a hotel on the basis of your gender identity? YES.

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One Year After Marriage Equality in NC

Posted on in LGBT Rights

One year ago today, same-sex couples in North Carolina won the freedom to marry the person they love.

Many people contributed to that incredible victory. But the most important of all were the families who had the courage and conviction to serve as plaintiffs in the legal challenges the ACLU and others brought against North Carolina's discriminatory marriage ban.

Please join us in thanking the families who served as plaintiffs in our marriage lawsuits and helped expand freedom and equality for thousands of North Carolinians.

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In 2009, we worked to help pass the Healthy Youth Act, an effective measure that has increased access to comprehensive sex education for North Carolina students, parents, and schools and has contributed to a steady decrease in teen pregnancies across the state.

But now state lawmakers are working to weaken the Healthy Youth Act by removing the requirement that sex ed be taught by recognized sexual health experts. SB 279 could even enable the return of abstinence-only education in our public schools.

Tell your House representative to reject any changes to the Healthy Youth Act and oppose SB 279!

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