The Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for the repeal of North Carolina House Bill 2 and affirming the dignity of LGBT individuals Saturday.
On March 23, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which focuses on requirements for public bathrooms and changing areas. It requires individuals to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex — sparking protest from the transgender community.
The bill was a response to a local anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council in February that protected LGBT individuals.
"Our town, Carrboro, has a reputation and a long history of advocating for the rights and protections of the LGBT community," said Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
The Carrboro resolution commended the Charlotte City Council for their ordinance and asked that the N.C. General Assembly repeal House Bill 2.