Durham City Council Rejects Mayor Bell’s HB 2 Compromise

Durham City Council Rejects Mayor Bell’s HB 2 Compromise

An attempt by Durham Mayor William Bell to compromise with legislators in an effort to get HB 2 repealed died during a city council work session today.

The suggestion came after the council heard comments from members of the advocacy group Open for All NC calling on the city to take action. Bell suggested that Durham partner with other cities to again urge legislators to repeal HB 2 but also promise not to pass its own antidiscrimination ordinance—that cities other than Charlotte could still pass their own antidiscrimination ordinances was a cited by lawmakers as a reason for not repealing HB 2 last year—until the Supreme Court settles a Virginia case with implications for the North Carolina law.

City attorney Patrick Baker said he expects that case will be heard in March.…

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