TO THE EDITOR:
HB2 and the subsequent “compromise bill,” HB 142, are actually identity-based issues about the rights of the LGBTQ community, and in particular, the transgender community.
However, their voices have not been heard. Instead, their voices have been silenced behind a mirror of fiscal priority. It is no surprise that HB2 was repealed on March 30.
The NCAA gave N.C. a deadline to repeal HB2 by March 30 to avoid a ban on sports championships through 2022.
But it was not representatives of the LGBTQ community at the table on March 29. Rather, a group of CEOs and other business leaders from N.C. were trying to facilitate a deal between Republican and Democratic legislators.