Cary passes non-discrimination ordinance

Cary passes non-discrimination ordinance

Last week, the Cary Town Council unanimously approved Wake County’s non-discrimination ordinance.

As the sixth Wake County community to approve the ordinance, Cary joins Morrisville, Apex, Wendell, Raleigh and Knightdale in adopting local protections against discrimination in employment and public accommodation.

  • “Cary is not a place where we do things because it looks good on paper,” stated Councilwoman Lori Bush. “This is an action-oriented council and this showcases our commitment to do things that really matter.”
  • Across the state, 19 municipalities have so far adopted the ordinance which protects North Carolinians from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, natural hairstyles and more.
  • Recently, Holly Springs residents have urged local leaders to pass protections for their community, yet Holly Springs Mayor Sean Mayefskie has taken no action towards the ordinance – even refusing to issue a proclamation recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

As Pride Month comes to a close, and amid Trump Republicans continuing their discriminatory attacks towards the LGBTQ+ community, ordinances such as the ones being passed across the state are important in ensuring that everyone has the right to dignity, equality, and fairness, no matter who they are.

If you would like your local leaders to pass common sense inclusive policies protecting LGBTQ+ North Carolinians from discrimination in every area of life, take action at

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Alanna Joyner

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