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Twitter Responds To North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

The Internet has spoken—and it's not happy.

This week, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory quickly signed into law a measure that essentially bans any city or municipality from enacting anti-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender discrimination.

We’re seeing anti-LGBT bills pop up across the country, but HB2 is one of the most pernicious. Its passage was spurred by a local Charlotte ordinance allowing trans people to use the bathroom and locker that matches their gender indentity—a statute that’s now invalid.

Not does it protect bigotry, it blocks LGBT people from exercising their democratic right to seek protection.

And twitter, it seems, is not standing for it. Celebrities, corporations, politicians and everyday citizens are making their voices heard across social media.

Here’s a sampling.


North Carolina Sen. Terry Van Duyn

Wisconsin Sen Tammy Baldwin

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley


Bank of America

Dow Chemicals

Laverne Cox

Clay Aiken

Janet Mock

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is now running for governor


And perhaps our favorite, from Montana’s governor, Steve Bullock.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.