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)



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


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


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.



(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.


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.”


(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.”


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.