The state legislature passed an anti-discrimination law against other minorities; but left out LGBT. Charlotte, NC government passed a law prohibiting discrimination due to sex. So Republications made a special session of the legislature to pass a law that prevents any city from passing such a law.
"In a rapid-fire 24 hour turn-around, the teaparty dominated legislature of North Carolina passed, and Gov. McCrory signed, a sweeping Anti-LGBT law that invalidates Charlotte’s recent LGBT anti-descrimination ordinance, prevents other local governments from passing LGBT protections in the future, and requires all people, regardless of gender identity to use the restrooms designated for the sex assigned on their birth certificates.
The bill doesn't indicate whose job it is to examine the long-form birth certificates of every person taking a potty break in the great state of North Carolina, but rest assured, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “papers please?""
“The North Carolina state Legislature has passed a law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules to grant protections to gay and transgender people.
The law comes a month after the city of Charlotte passed a measure protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from being discriminated against by businesses.
That measure was set to go into effect on April 1.
The state’s General Assembly wasn’t due to meet until late April, but it scheduled a special session — for the first time in 35 years, member station WUNC reports — on Wednesday to respond to the Charlotte measure before it went into effect.
Over the course of 12 hours, the state legislators introduced, debated and passed the bill, and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law.”