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A New OUTlook

A New OUTlook

On October 8, 2019, the story of Aimee Stephens was shared before the U.S. Supreme Court. It was one of three cases heard that day that determined whether LGBTQ people are protected from employment discrimination on the basis of sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Stephens had been fired six…

One Third of NC’s Population Covered by NDOs- Many Gaps Still Left

One Third of NC’s Population Covered by NDOs- Many Gaps Still Left

A year ago, North Carolina saw a window of opportunity open. One prong of House Bill 142, the weakened successor to the infamous House Bill 2, expired once again, allowing local governments to pass ordinances to protect marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ community. With its sunset, cities, towns and counties could once again protect queer…

CLT City Council Unanimously Votes Yes On NDO

CLT City Council Unanimously Votes Yes On NDO

A unanimous City Council vote August 9 signifies that all Charlotte residents will now be protected from discrimination in the workplace. The ordinance covers sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and natural hairstyles. It will also bar discrimination in public accommodations, such as hotels and housing. 

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