SF Supervisor Plans to Block Contracts with North Carolina Companies Amid Discriminatory Legislation

This article was first published on NBC Bay Area on July 24, 2016
By Brendan Weber

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is setting plans in motion to ban the city's contracts with North Carolina companies amid legislation that limits protections for members of the LGBTQ community.

Via Twitter, Wiener made his announcement while simultaneously applauding a similar announcement made by the NBA earlier in the week.

The NBA said on Thursday that it would be moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte as a result of North Carolina's controversial civil laws.

On July 1, the state of North Carolina reassured that employees could utilize state law to sue over employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion and other factors. However, gender identity and sexual orientation were left unprotected.

Members of the LGBTQ community are also not protected from discrimination in hotels and restaurants and transgender individuals are required to use restrooms corresponding to the sex indicated on their birth certificates.


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