Mecklenburg County Passes Sweeping New Non-Discrimination Ordinance

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Last night, Mecklenburg County passed a sweeping new nondiscrimination ordinance, similar to what the City of Charlotte passed a few weeks ago.

The new ordinance will primarily focus on protecting people in the workplace.

According to a press release, the new measure amends the ordinances “to include familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy and natural hairstyle as classes protected against discrimination,” as well as adding “employment protections for all new and existing protected classes”.

You can watch last night’s complete meeting here –

What do you think about the new ordinance?

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