House Bill 2

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Spellings, Folt come out against House Bill 2

Amidst bathroom sit-ins across UNC-system campuses today in protest of House Bill 2, President Margaret Spellings clarified the universities' responsibility to comply with the controversial law.  Spellings told reporters on a conference call this morning that a memo sent to chancellors April 5 requiring people on university campuses to use multiple-occupancy bathrooms based on their biological sex was only a response to questions from university officials. “It is in no way an endorsement of this law,” Spellings said.

Opinion: Outside institutions should engage to fight HB 2

One of the biggest peaks in the news cycle following the passage of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 into law has been the announcement by PayPal that the company is canceling plans to open an office in Charlotte. PayPal is not alone in cutting off cultural and economic ties to North Carolina.

No more discrimination cases in NC courts thanks to HB2

For victims of workplace discrimination, suing in state court is no longer an option under House Bill 2.  Section 3.2 of the bill states that discrimination lawsuits by employees against their employers will no longer be heard in state courts across North Carolina.

FAQs about the logistics of HB2

House Bill 2, which prevents non-discrimination ordinances in North Carolina, was signed into law March 23 by Gov. The bill caused controversy in the N.C. Senate, where Democrats walked out before the vote — allowing it to pass unanimously. Staff writer Zaynab Nasif spoke with legal experts to determine the bill’s implications on all North Carolinians.

Civil rights groups, UNC employee take HB2 to court

“I just want to go to work and live my life. This law puts me in the terrible position of either going into the women’s room where I clearly don’t belong or breaking the law,” Carcaño said in a statement. “But this is about more than bathrooms, this is about my job, my community and my ability to get safely through my day and be productive like everyone else in North Carolina.”

House Bill 2 will affect who can use UNC bathrooms

A new law undoing statewide anti-discrimination policies for LGBT individuals will prevent the University from allowing individuals to use the bathroom of their gender identity, requiring instead that they use the bathroom corresponding to their gender assigned at birth.