CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Mayor Vi Lyles and the Charlotte City Council have approved the city’s non-discrimination ordinance with a vote on Monday evening.
Among the items talked about and added involved extending non-discrimination protections to all businesses within the Charlotte city limits, which include those for the LGBTQ+ community, along with those with natural hairstyles, and also covering employment discrimination.
“The LGBTQ community has been working on this for decades, since 1992,” said Matt Comer, with Charlotte Pride. “It’s been five years since HB2 It’s been close to a year after the sunset of HB142, so it’s just time to get this done.”
the ordinance also offers protections against housing discrimination based on race, color, or gender, and offers protections for those with disabilities.