Carrboro Alderman: LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Ordinance Possible in Town | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Monday, December 19, 2016

Carrboro Alderman: LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Ordinance Possible in Town

Posted by on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Damon Seils
  • Damon Seils
While members of the Durham City Council took to Twitter to voice their concerns about Charlotte’s repeal of its nondiscrimination ordinance and the supposed pending death of HB 2, a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen told the INDY that deal apparently struck between legislators and Queen City officials “feels risky.”

Alderman Damon Seils said this afternoon that should HB 2,
in fact, be repealed, it perhaps came at too great a cost.

“The fact is, the Charlotte ordinance still held a lot of symbolic power,” he says. “The idea that it’s being put up for bargain—something feels off about this.”

Seils says he’s spoken with several members of the LGBTQ community—specifically, members of the transgender community—who are “kind of in panic mode.”

“Let’s say HB 2 truly is repealed in full. Suddenly, we start getting basketball back, and I think that makes it a lot harder for those of us who would like to see [a legislative push for] protections for the LGBT community,” he says.

He adds that it’s possible he and other members of
the Carrboro board would push for an ordinance similar to the one repealed by Charlotte, despite the fact that should HB 2, in fact, get repealed, it would put back into place language in town contracts prohibiting discrimination.

“I would like for Carrboro to do something more,” he says, noting the town’s reputation as a leader in the fight for LGBTQ rights.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

the land will be landbanked by the school system, because land doesn't get cheaper.

by JohnNC on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Why should the 1M+ citizens of Wake County invest in a piece of property enclosed by subdivisions in a town …

by aguseman on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Most Recent Comments

the land will be landbanked by the school system, because land doesn't get cheaper.

by JohnNC on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Why should the 1M+ citizens of Wake County invest in a piece of property enclosed by subdivisions in a town …

by aguseman on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Democrats need 3 House seats or 6 Senate seats. Dropping below 60% in either chamber would end the Republicans' veto-proof …

by Lee Mortimer on Today in N.C. Gerrymandering: Redistricting Panel Convenes, GOP Leaders Confirm They Will Use Notorious Consultant (News)

"razing entire blocks to build a massive stadium in the middle of residential neighborhoods"

Where are you getting that? …

by JohnNC on North Carolina FC and John Kane Want to Put a Big Ol' Soccer Stadium in Downtown Raleigh (News)

I'm glad to hear that Steve Schewel [founder of indyweek] will retain his council seat
if he loses his …

by Chris Tiffany on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Durham's Municipal Candidates (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation