“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.”