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Greensboro passes formal resolution opposing anti-LGBT HB2 (video)

Greensboro City Council has passed a formal resolution opposing House Bill 2. The resolution, approved on an 8-1 vote Tuesday evening, condemned the state legislation that removes local control and opens the door to discrimination against LGBT individiuals.

Council Member Sharon Hightower criticized the law signed by Governor McCrory for the negative economic impact it has had, and noted the debate was never about bathrooms or public safety.

“We should not feel afraid, because honestly, there’s nothing to really be afraid of, except the people who put this forward,” said Hightower.

Here’s more from the Council’s resolution:
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Watch an excerpt from Tuesday’s City Council meeting below:

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