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Help us figure out where lawmakers stand on one very basic question

In case you missed it, in the aftermath of the repeal of HB2, NC Policy Watch has launched a new and simple, but very important initiative. We are looking to identify areas of common ground that may provide avenues for progress in this controversial area of North Carolina public policy.

Current state law makes it illegal to fire someone because of their race, religion, color, national origin, or sex, but does not include sexual orientation. Given the growing interest in amending state law to close this gap, we are polling all 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly to gauge their attitudes on one simple and straightforward question:

Do you think it should be legal or illegal to fire employees because they are gay?

Policy Watch reporters have reached out to all 170 legislators, but many have not responded. Because we believe it’s important to hear a definitive answer from every Senator and Representative, we are leaning on our progressive community to help find the answers.

  • Check out the list of Senator and Representative responses to see if your county’s legislators have responded yet (find yours on our map)
  • Ask the question via email, phone, or in person: Do you think it should be legal or illegal to fire employees because they are gay?
  • Use our interactive form to submit the answers you are given

Click here to visit the “Where do your legislators stand?” page on our main website.

Click here to report your findings!

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