Bloomberg Law
Nov. 22, 2021, 10:30 AM

North Carolina Anti-Bias Laws Sprout as ‘Bathroom Bill’ Era Ends

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Workplace discrimination bans covering LGBTQ workers have been enacted this year in more than a dozen North Carolina locales including Charlotte, five years after that city’s earlier attempt at banning bias prompted the state legislature’s so-called Bathroom Bill, sparking national controversy.

State legislators barred North Carolina cities and counties from passing nondiscrimination ordinances after Charlotte said transgender people could use the public restroom of their choice. When the moratorium expired in December 2020, LGBTQ rights advocates were ready with a campaign aimed at local governments.

“Sometimes these high-profile fights illuminate discrimination and raise awareness that these protections are not inscribed ...

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