Progress NC Action statement on Joel Ford’s HB2 moratorium bill

Ford proposes an indefinite moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances, which he opposed in December

RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement in response to Sen. Joel Ford’s new legislation proposing an indefinite moratorium on local nondiscrimination ordinances:

“Sen. Ford opposed the Senate’s moratorium proposal in December because it went back on the deal Republican leaders made with the City of Charlotte to fully repeal HB2,” said Progress NC Action executive director Gerrick Brenner. “Sen. Ford is now proposing an almost identical bill, which means he’s siding with Phil Berger against Charlotte instead of the other way around. North Carolina’s LGBT community learned to be wary of Sen. Ford after he supported the anti-gay law known as SB2 back in 2015, and this latest flip-flop certainly doesn’t help — especially after his disgusting treatment of an LGBT reporter just last week.”

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