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After LGBT vote, North Carolina House speaker says lawmakers will ‘correct this radical course’ Charlotte Observer  •  February 23, 2016 After Charlotte’s City Council expanded its protection of gay and transgendered people, N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said Tuesday that lawmakers will take steps “to correct this radical course.” The most controversial part of a new anti-discrimination ordinance would allow transgender people t
Charlotte City Council approves LGBT protections in 7-4 vote Charlotte Observer  •  February 22, 2016 After more than three hours of impassioned public comment Monday night, Charlotte City Council approved new legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people – a decision that will likely provoke a battle with the General Assembly, which could nullify the city’s historic vote. Council me
Quick Facts: Charlotte, North Carolina’s proposed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance explained Creative Loafing  •  January 26, 2016 Charlotte City Council is due to debate a package of LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances next month. The move comes nearly a year after city council defeated the same proposal in a 6-5 vote last March. The defeat last year came in part because councilmembers LaWana Mayfield and John Autry v
Charlotte, North Carolina could soon revive nondiscrimination ordinance Charlotte Observer  •  January 13, 2016 Charlotte City Council may soon renew talks on expanding a nondiscrimination ordinance to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected categories citywide. Elected officials rejected the measure a year ago – even after public uproar led them to remove a provision allowing transgender peop