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I’m deeply ashamed of North Carolina’s new law against transgender rights

I love calling North Carolina my home. But I am very disappointed in our legislature right now.

Ah, North Carolina. The home of Tar Heels, shagging, and good ole’ homophobia. Wait, homophobia?

Yep. You read that right. Recently, the NC legislature passed a bill that will ban local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. This law particularly affects transgender people and their right to use the correct bathroom. All public schools, government agencies and public colleges will have to designate bathrooms for use only by people based on their biological sex.

I love calling North Carolina my home. But I am very disappointed in our legislature right now.

Disappointed North Carolinians and other concerned Americans took to Twitter to voice their anger and disappointment with the trending hashtag #WeAreNotThis.

 

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    Olivia Burke is a freelance writer who has written about everything from mental health to body positivity.She is a recent graduate of Coastal Carolina University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. When she isn't writing she is either catching up on The Bachelor or enjoying her favorite vegan pizza.

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