People in Politics March 26, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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This week, Charlotte’s gender identify and public accommodations ordinance is struck down by the General Assembly, which passed a state anti-discrimination law supporters say protects public safety with common-sense rules, but opponents say discriminates against those who are transgendered and should be allowed to use bathrooms of the gender they choose. Gov. Pat McCrory backs the legislature. You’ll hear legislators for and against the law – Rodney Moore, Democrat of Mecklenburg County and Dean Arp, Republican of Union County. You’ll also hear the comments of high-profile advocates: Chris Sgro of Equality NC speaks out in favor of Charlotte and against the state law, while Tami Fitzgerald of the N.C. Values Coalition speaks out against Charlotte’s ordinance and in favor of the state law. Then we look at the internal dust-up in the state Republican Party. The group’s Central Committee has passed a no-confidence resolution against its chairman, Hasan Harnett. Host Donna Martinez talks with North State Journal Managing Editor Donna King, who has reported on details of the story, including an affidavit King saw and which is central to the allegations. That’s followed by a look at the Libertarian Party’s hopes for the general election. Martinez talks with J.J. Summerell, chairman of the Libertarian Party and a candidate himself.
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