Governor McCrory Takes Action to Protect Privacy and Equality

 

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NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Representative Shelly Willingham – District 23

 

Governor McCrory Takes Action to Protect Privacy and Equality

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            (919) 814-2100

Tuesday, April 12, 2016                                                      govpress@nc.gov

 

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has signed an Executive Order to protect the privacy and equality of all North Carolinians. Executive Order 93 clarifies existing state law and provides new protections for North Carolina residents.

Executive Order 93 does the following:

  • Maintains common sense gender-specific restroom and locker room facilities in government buildings and schools
  • Affirms the private sector’s right to establish its own restroom and locker room policies
  • Affirms the private sector and local governments’ right to establish non-discrimination employment policies for its own employees
  • Expands the state’s employment policy for state employees to cover sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Seeks legislation to reinstate the right to sue in state court for discrimination

With this Executive Order, the state of North Carolina is now one of 24 states that have protections for sexual orientation and gender identity for its employees.

 

“After listening to people’s feedback for the past several weeks on this issue, I have come to the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, especially against the great state of North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “Based upon this feedback, I am taking action to affirm and improve the state’s commitment to privacy and equality.”

 

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Edgecombe superintendent slams schools split

The Watch Dog response: This is just ignant! This is racist mentality from a Nash County Commissioner who brought this mess to the table.

TARBORO — Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent John Farrelly is not happy about the prospects of a county line split of schools in Nash and Edgecombe counties, a move that would bring roughly 2,000 more students into the Edgecombe fold.

“We have been talking about this issue off and on for about two years,” Farrelly said, “and I have yet to see a report about the impact a potential split would have on kids or their education,” Farrelly told members of the Edgecombe County Board of Education at Monday’s school board meeting.

Farrelly said he approaches the idea with “great trepidation,” even though some people in favor of the plan to split the system keep mentioning the roughly $10 million in additional funding Edgecombe County Public Schools would receive if 2,000 more students were added to the system. (Source: Read more)