2017-04-03 19:39:37

North Carolina Claims It Repealed HB 2, But LGBTQ Activists Say New Law May Be Just As Dangerous

Last week, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the anti-LGBT law HB 2, known as the "bathroom bill." But the new law that replaces HB 2 is facing widespread criticism from LGBT activists. While the new law allows transgender people to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, it prohibits municipal governments from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances through 2020. The new law also denies employment and housing protections to the LGBTQ community. For more, we speak with James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project. And we speak with Joaquin Carcaño, a transgender man and lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit against North Carolina.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Amy Goodman Democracy Now! LGBT Rights

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