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Charlotte Non-Discrimination Ordinances – Page 2 – QNotes

Questions for city election-time politicking

Editor's Note

We’re fast approaching April. Spring is fresh upon us, and with the weather increasingly warming up, so will the local political scene. In the fall — September to be exact — voters in Charlotte will head out for their first opportunity to choose possible new leaders for City Council, among other offices.

We can’t leave anyone behind

Guest Commentary

There seems to be an undercurrent of anger towards John Autry and LaWana Mayfield by some within the local LGBT community for their votes against the gutted non-discrimination ordinance rejected by City Council on March 2.

TalkBack 03.27.15


Readers responded to issues on total inclusion or incremental change, the “T” in LGBT and the mayor’s brief.

Charlotte rejects LGBT ordinances. Where do we go from here?

After Charlotte’s failed vote on LGBT ordinances, attention and debate turns to transgender inclusion, community education and fall elections

After nearly six hours of fiery rhetoric and sermon-like speeches from almost 120 citizen speakers, occasional outbursts of audience emotion, and near a full hour of City Council debate, Charlotte’s government center chambers fell silent with anxious anticipation.

The ones who stood opposed

Four Charlotte City Council members who stalwartly opposed LGBT equality

Two Democrats and two Republicans on Charlotte City Council remained stalwartly opposed to advancing LGBT equality during the past few months’ worth of debate over proposed non-discrimination ordinances.

Our People: Meet the Charlotte Non-Discrimination Ordinance Coalition

A brief introduction to the local, regional and national groups which worked together on Charlotte’s proposed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances

A landmark coalition of local, regional and national LGBT and ally organizations came together over the past several months to work on Charlotte’s proposed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances. The provisions were rejected by Charlotte City Council on March 2.

TalkBack 03.13.15


Readers responded with a variety of emotions after Charlotte City Council defeated LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances on March 2. The vote, an editorial over the “compromise” package stripping out restrooms and separately reported incidents of harassment by anti-LGBT activists of transgender people at the local government center resulted in hundreds of comments on our website.