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Boone Town Council most recent to pass NDO, but will it be the last in NC with new GOP supermajority?

On January 25, the Boone Town Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance that protects residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, natural hair or hairstyles, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, religious belief or non-belief, age, or disability. 

Similar ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity have been passed in 21 other municipalities all across North Carolina. 

But will Boone be the last county capable of passing such city/county policy, with the state’s new Republican supermajority? 

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Rep. Tricia Cotham switches parties, formally welcomed to NC House GOP caucus

Democratic State Rep. Tricia Cotham joined House and Senate GOP leaders at the North Carolina GOP headquarters the morning of April 5 to announce that she is switching parties to become a member of the House Republican caucus. News of Cotham’s decision provoked divergent reactions from each party, with Republicans celebrating the move and Democrats calling for her resignation […]

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The Qlist

Things we’re reading, watching or just plain intrigued by this week:  

  1. The revolution, as always, will be led by drag queens, News is OUT
  2. Roadwork reflects on its herstory to plan its future, Washington Blade
  3. How you can be a better ally to trans youth, Pink News
  4. Nashville shooting suspect’s gender sets attack apart from most mass shootings, The 19th
  5. Federal judge gives Texas county 24 hours to return banned LGBTQ+ books to library shelves, LGBTQ Nation

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