In The Night : How North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act Allows Discrimatory Practices for: Poor, Handicap, and Minorities


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In February, Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city.  Passed  passed a bill to ban LGBT discrimination. This move outraged members of the Republican Party.

A day before the city council voted Gov. Pat McCrory told city officials in an email that state lawmakers make that immediate action to block the law if it passed.

In a special convened session on March 23,  eleven Democrats and seventy three Republicans in the House Voted for the Law.   In the State Senate thirty two Republicans voted in favor of the law and Democratic Senators walked out. The law was passed late in the night, and signed by the Governor .

Thank You Pat

There was support for this bill in’  many suburban communities and rural areas of the state. Other cities Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh the State Capital passed transgender laws similar to Charlotte it seems Charlotte was the catalysis for the law

Last April, an Elon University poll found that 63 percent of the state’s registered voters dis Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham.agreed with the state’s magistrate law. The same poll showed that 51 percent of Republicans supported a business’ right to deny service to customers based on religious objections. (Charlotte Observer)

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Charlie Comero

Charlie was born a woman

This is what the General Public may not know


PART II. STATEWIDE CONSISTENCY IN LAWS RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT AND 28 CONTRACTING 29 SECTION 2.1. G.S. 95-25.1 reads as rewritten: 30 Ҥ 95-25.1. Short title and legislative purpose.purpose; local governments preempted

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II: Directly effects the poor, disabled, women, and people of color

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The provision  below added a single sentence to a longstanding legislative public policy declaration, a change that experts say unravels North Carolina workers’ right to bring action in state court for workplace discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or disabilities.

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PART III. PROTECTION OF RIGHTS IN EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC 21 ACCOMMODATIONS

(Located on page 4)

(a) It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of

25 all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on

26 account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, biological sex or handicap by employers

27 which regularly employ 15 or more employees.

28 (b) It is recognized that the practice of denying employment opportunity and

29 discriminating in the terms of employment foments domestic strife and unrest, deprives the State

30 of the fullest utilization of its capacities for advancement and development, and substantially and

31 adversely affects the interests of employees, employers, and the public in general.

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The section below  effectively wipes out using the policy declaration as a source to back up the right to sue in a state court.   Your only alternative is to sue in Federal Court, which takes longer and could take years.    

In federal cases a plaintiff must file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with 180 days while the state allowed three years. A federal case cannot proceed without approval by the EEOC, which can take up to six months to investigate and approve a claim. Once approved, an individual has 90 days to file a case.

“For most people when they are fired they are trying to find ways to pay the bills and take care of their families,” she said. “It’s a traumatic event.”

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(Located on page 4)

46 This Article does not create, and shall not be construed to create or support, a

47 statutory or common law private right of action, and no person may bring any civil action based

48 upon the public policy expressed herein.”

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There some in the state who believe its just a gay issue, they shouldn’t be concerned.

Think again!

If one person is oppressed, we are all oppressed.

CityFella

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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