North Carolina ‘Common Sense Repeal of HB2’ (SB 474)
This law was last updated on Oct 31, 2017
SB 474 would repeal HB 2, North Carolina’s discriminatory law which restricts transgender individuals from using public accommodations in accordance with their gender identity.
The bill would protect individuals from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender information, disability, pregnancy, citizenship and veteran status in addition to current protections. Such protections would apply to employment, housing, and public accommodations.
While the bill would technically repeal HB 2 and provide nondiscrimination protections under certain circumstances, SB 474 also includes a religious exemption clause.
If a person’s bona fide religious beliefs are contrary to the requirements of this section, then the person is exempt from the requirements.
This would allow private employers and businesses to discriminate due to a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Technically repeals HB 2.
Similar to HB 142, which would repeal HB 2, while prohibiting local municipalities from passing their own nondiscrimination laws.