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The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously passed two resolutions on Monday, affirming the dignity of the LGBT people of Chapel Hill and requesting the N.C. legislature to repeal House Bill 2.
“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.”
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.
More than 300 protesters gathered in parts of downtown Raleigh today after the N.C. General Assembly passed House Bill 2 late Wednesday night — which voided LGBT non-discrimination policies statewide.
The N.C. General Assembly held a special session Wednesday on an Charlotte LGBT non-discrimination ordinance passed in February.