Leading from the Left

Monday, April 14, 2008

North Carolina, First in Fairness

North Carolina has become the first state in the south to add 'sexual orientation' to the state personnel policy's non-discrimination statement! This is a huge step for a southern state to take, and we should be proud of our state for making this change. Several members of the Council of State have already added 'sexual orientation' to their agency's non-discrimination polices (State Treasurer Richard Moore and Attorney General Roy Cooper,for example), but inclusion in the state personnel policy expands coverage to nearly all state employees.

Check out the statement on Equality NC's website.