Urgent: Tell your Hillsborough Officials to Oppose Anti-Religious Liberty SOGI Ordinances

Following the expiration of HB142 and the state legislature’s inability to make its provision permanent, local governments are conspiring together to pass local sexual orientation and gender identity ordinances that undermine religious liberty. Officials in cities such as Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Durham have decided to enact such changes, despite the fact that these types of local ordinances violate the State Constitution as well as First Amendment protections in the Federal Constitution for freedom of religion, speech, association and conscience.

We should be free to associate with others and form organizations, businesses, and other groups around shared values and beliefs. However, SOGI laws coerce uniformity of thought and speech on beliefs about marriage, sex, and what it means to be male and female. Every person should be treated with dignity and respect. And our laws should protect the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of every citizen, no matter who they are. Unfortunately, coercive sexual orientation and gender identity (“SOGI”) laws undermine both fairness and freedom. Hillsborough's proposed nondiscrimination policy would—instead of protecting the vulnerable—actually create victims who will suffer in many ways.

Would you take a minute and use our click-to-contact tool to tell Hillsborough officials to OPPOSE any anti-religious liberty SOGI policies and ordinances?

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