RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute today praised state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory for passing HB 2, which among other things protects the privacy rights of women and children and the rights of business owners, by repealing a Charlotte ordinance that would allow men access to women’s locker rooms, showers and restrooms.
The General Assembly spent Wednesday hearing comments and debating the proposed legislation, passed HB 2 in both chambers, then sent the bill to Gov. McCrory’s desk for signature Wednesday evening. He signed it late Wednesday evening.
“The Charlotte City Council overstepped its boundaries, and since Attorney General Roy Cooper refused to address the unlawfulness of this ordinance, the General Assembly was forced to address it in a special session,” Francis De Luca, president of the Civitas Institute, said. “Thankfully Governor McCrory has fulfilled his promise to take swift action and sign this legislation that will protect women and children and the rights of business owners.”
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Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.