WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear met Monday to discuss multiple voting topics.
Retired UNCW professor Dr. Roger Lowery spoke on the process of drawing electoral district boundaries.
Discrimination also came up during the discussion.
Opponents of a new North Carolina law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules and requiring transgender students to use bathrooms assigned to their biological sex wasted little time challenging the measure, filing a federal lawsuit this morning.
Two transgender people, a law school professor and civil liberties groups filed the lawsuit. They want the new law to be declared unconstitutional, and they want to prevent its enforcement.
We asked Voter Services Chair Gail Bromley what she thinks about House Bill 2 as it is causing controversy across the state.
“Having worked with the LGBT community, it’s especially I think painful for me to see North Carolina find itself in a situation where it’s discriminating,” Bromley said.
Bromley also said she thinks businesses in our state could hurt from this decision.
North Carolina is the first state to require public school and university students to use only those bathrooms that match their birth certificates, according to the national conference on state legislatures.