“I’m honored to be endorsed by Equality NC in my re-election to the Senate. I ran for the Senate to further the rights and opportunities of all marginalized people, including those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. As an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community, I’m committed to working hard to achieve the following goals:
?? Full Repeal of HB2/HB142 and allowing local municipalities to pass their own non-discrimination ordinances.
?? Passage of an Equality for All Act aimed at protecting LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
?? Statewide ban on Conversion Therapy for those under the age of 18.
?? Passage of a Hate Crimes Prevention Act to expand current law to include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity among other categories.
?? Support passage of legislation requiring the housing of incarcerated transgender individuals with the population they deem to be the safest option.
?? Support passage of legislation decriminalizing HIV status.
Each act of discrimination or violence taken against our LGBTQ+ siblings is an attack on our society as a whole. I look forward to partnering with Equality NC and other organizations focused on LGBTQ+ equality to achieve the above goals and more.”