“Vital Action” rally to repeal HB2 today

A number of LGBTQ advocacy groups will hold a rally at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to call for a full repeal of HB2.

Equality NC, the North Carolina Association of Educators and the Human Rights Campaign will be joined by transgender activist Candis Cox on the Morgan Street side of the Old State Capitol in downtown Raleigh.

“The rally will set the stage for the legislative week to come as lawmakers are running out of time to fully repeal HB2 and prevent the NCAA from barring North Carolina from hosting championship and tournament events through 2022,” Equality NC said in a press release Thursday.

“Losing the NBA All-Star Game because of HB2 has already cost North Carolina $100 million in economic activity; economic losses from a continued NCAA boycott could top $250 million. The total economic losses from HB2 so far are estimated to be over half a billion dollars,” the release said. “HB186  — essentially HB2.0 — does nothing to address the discriminatory measures enshrined by HB2 and continues to single out LGBTQ people for discrimination.”

This week N.C. Policy Watch spoke with Cox and Ames Simmons, director of transgender policy at Equality NC, about HB2 repeal and the frustration of many LGBT people at the direction and progress of repeal efforts.

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