SF Mayor Takes Stance Against NC Law That Strips LGBT Protections

Mar 26, 2016 12:49 PM by News Staff

(AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has banned city workers from non-essential travel to North Carolina after that state approved legislation preventing anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. Lee said in a statement yesterday that residents in the city with a large gay and lesbian population "will not subsidize legally sanctioned discrimination." He says the new law turns back the clock on civil rights protections.

The law, signed into effect Thursday by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, bars transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match the gender on their birth certificate, as well as takes away any possibility of legal protections from discrimination based on sexuality.

The National Basketball Association, which is scheduled to hold its 2017 All-Star game in Charlotte, is also expressing concerns over the law and there's word it may not hold the game in North Carolina next year.


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