CARRBORO, NC -- The Carrboro Town Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 7, affirming the full civil and human rights of LGBTQ+ people, LGBTQ+ spaces, and LGBTQ+ events.
The resolution states the Council’s opposition to a NC Senate Bill 49, a version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would require teachers to out transgender and gender-nonconforming students and prohibit discussion of LGBTQ topics in elementary schools, further stigmatizing LGBTQ people.
The resolution also expresses opposition to NC House Bill 43 that would make it unlawful for medical professionals to provide gender-affirming health care to any minor in North Carolina.
“These bills put politics above the expertise of educators and health care professionals, placing LGBTQ young people at even greater risk,” Mayor Damon Seils said. “We urge our legislators to learn the lessons of the past, that this kind of legislation undermines the well-being of North Carolinians and harms the reputation of our state.”
The Town of Carrboro is committed to fostering an environment that values intersectional visibility and support for LGBTQ+ artists, youth, staff and community members, and others, and recognizes their remarkable bravery and authenticity, while also affirming the gender identity and gender expression of our LGBTQ+ community members.
Read the full resolution at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12364/Resolution-in-Solidarity-with-The-Carrboro-LGBTQ-Community-2023