Where do North Carolina lawmakers stand on discrimination based on sexual orientation? Help us collect and tally their answers.

Where do North Carolina lawmakers stand on discrimination based on sexual orientation? Help us collect and tally their answers.

In the aftermath of the repeal of HB2, NC Policy Watch is looking to identify areas of common ground that may provide avenues for progress in this controversial area of North Carolina public policy. Current state law makes it illegal to fire someone because of their race, religion, color, national origin, or sex, but does not include sexual orientation. Given the growing interest in amending state law to close this gap, we are polling all 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly to gauge their attitudes on one simple and straightforward question:

Do you think it should be legal or illegal to fire employees because they are gay?

Policy Watch reporters have reached out to all 170 legislators, but many have not responded. Because we believe it’s important to hear a definitive answer from every Senator and Representative, we are leaning on our progressive community to help find the answers.

  • Check out the list of Senator and Representative responses to see if your county’s legislators have responded yet (find yours on our map)
  • Ask the question via email, phone, or in person: Do you think it should be legal or illegal to fire employees because they are gay?
  • Use our interactive form to submit the answers you are given

Click here to report your findings!

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ResponsePartyLast nameFirst nameEmailPhoneCounties Represented
(R)AlexanderJohn[email protected](919) 733-5850 Wake
(R)BallardDeanna[email protected](919) 733-5742 Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga
(R)BarefootChad[email protected](919) 715-3036 Franklin, Wake
(R)BarringerTamara[email protected](919) 733-5653 Wake
(R)BergerPhil[email protected](919) 733-5708 Guilford, Rockingham
(R)BishopDan[email protected]919-715-3009 Mecklenburg
(D)BlueDan[email protected](919) 733-5752 Wake
(R)BrittDanny Earl[email protected](919) 733-5651 Columbus, Robeson
(R)BrockAndrew C.[email protected](919) 715-0690 Davie, Iredell, Rowan
(R)BrownHarry[email protected](919) 715-3034 Jones, Onslow
Illegal.(D)BryantAngela[email protected](919) 733-5878 Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren, Wilson
Illegal.(D)ChaudhuriJay[email protected]919-715-6400 Wake
(D)ClarkBen[email protected](919) 733-9349 Cumberland, Hoke
(R)CookBill[email protected](919) 715-8293 Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans
(R)CurtisDavid L.[email protected](919) 715-3038 Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln
(R)DanielWarren[email protected](919) 715-7823 Burke, Cleveland
(D)DavisDon[email protected](919) 715-8363 Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne
(R)DavisJim[email protected](919) 733-5875 Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain
(R)DunnCathy[email protected](919) 733-5665 Davidson, Montgomery
(R)EdwardsChuck[email protected]919-733-5745 Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania
(D)FordJoel[email protected](919) 733-5955 Mecklenburg
(D)Foushee Valerie P.[email protected](919) 733-5804 Chatham, Orange
(R)GunnRick[email protected](919) 301-1446 Alamance, Randolph
(R)HarringtonKathy[email protected](919) 733-5734 Gaston
(R)HiseRalph[email protected](919) 733-3460 Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey
(R)HornerRick[email protected](919) 715-3030 Johnston, Nash, Wilson
(R)JacksonBrent[email protected](919) 733-5705 Duplin, Johnston, Sampson
Illegal.(D)JacksonJeff[email protected](919) 715-8331 Mecklenburg
(R)KrawiecJoyce[email protected](919) 733-7850 Forsyth, Yadkin
(R)LeeMichael V.[email protected](919) 715-2525 New Hanover
(D)Lowe Paul[email protected](919) 733-5620 Forsyth
(R)McInnisTom[email protected](919) 733-5953 Anson, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly
(D)McKissickFloyd B.[email protected](919) 733-4599 Durham, Granville
(R)MeredithWesley[email protected](919) 733-5776 Cumberland
(R)NewtonPaul R.[email protected](919) 733-7223 Cabarrus, Union
(R)PateLouis M.[email protected](919) 733-5621 Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne
(R)RabinRonald[email protected](919) 733-5748 Harnett, Johnston, Lee
(R)RabonBill[email protected](919) 733-5963 Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender
(R)RandlemanShirley Blackburn[email protected](919) 733-5743 Stokes, Surry, Wilkes
(D)RobinsonGladys A.[email protected](919) 715-3042 Guilford
(R)SandersonNorman[email protected](919) 733-5706 Carteret, Craven, Pamlico
Illegal.(D)Smith-IngramErica[email protected](919) 715-3040 Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, Washington
(R)TarteJeff[email protected](919) 715-3050 Mecklenburg
(R)TillmanJerry W.[email protected](919) 733-5870 Moore, Randolph
(R)TuckerTommy[email protected](919) 733-7659 Union
(D)Van DuynTerry[email protected](919) 715-3001 Buncombe
Illegal.(D)Waddell Joyce[email protected](919) 733-5650 Mecklenburg
(R)WadeTrudy[email protected](919) 733-5856 Guilford
(R)WellsAndy[email protected](919) 733-5876 Alexander, Catawba
Illegal. (D)WoodardMike[email protected](919) 733-4809 Caswell, Durham, Person
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ResponsePartyLast nameFirst nameEmailPhoneCounties Represented
(R)AdamsJay[email protected]919-733-5988Catawba
Illegal.(D)AdcockGale[email protected]919-733-5602Wake
Illegal.(D)AgerJohn[email protected]919-733-5746 Buncombe
Illegal.(D)AlexanderKelly[email protected]919-733-5778 Mecklenburg
(R)ArpDean[email protected]919-715-3007 Union
Illegal.(D)AutryJohn[email protected]704-537-2735Mecklenburg
Illegal.(D)BallCynthia[email protected]919-786-6794Wake
Illegal.(D)BeasleyChaz[email protected]704-625-6697Mecklenburg
Illegal.(D)BelkMary[email protected]704-375-5920Mecklenburg
(R)Bell John R.[email protected]919-715-3017Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne
(D)Bell Larry[email protected]919-733-5863 Duplin, Sampson, Wayne
Illegal.(D)BlackMaryAnn[email protected]919-733-5872 Durham
(R)BlackwellHugh[email protected]919-733-5805 Burke
Refused to answer.(R)BlustJohn[email protected]919-733-5781 Guilford
(R)BolesJames[email protected]919-733-5903 Moore
(R)BoswellBeverly[email protected]252-216-9820Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Washington
Illegal.(R)BradfordJohn[email protected]919-733-5828 Mecklenburg
(R)BrawleyWilliam[email protected]919-733-5800 Mecklenburg
(D)BrissonWilliam[email protected]919-733-5772 Bladen, Johnston, Sampson
Illegal.(D)BrockmanCecil[email protected]919-733-5825 Guilford
(R)BrodyMark[email protected]919-715-3029 Anson, Union
Illegal.(R)BumgardnerDana[email protected]919-733-5809 Gaston
(R)BurrJustin[email protected]919-733-5908 Montgomery, Stanly
Illegal.(D)ButlerDebra[email protected]910-228-9222 Brunswick, New Hanover
Illegal.(D)CarneyBecky[email protected]919-733-5827Mecklenburg
(R)ClampittMike[email protected]828-736-6222Haywood, Jackson, Swain
(R)ClevelandGeorge[email protected]919-715-6707 Onslow
(R)CollinsJeff[email protected]919-733-5802 Franklin, Nash
(R)ConradDebra[email protected]919-733-5787 Forsyth
(R)CorbinKevin[email protected]828-371-2211Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon
Illegal.(D)CunninghamCarla[email protected]919-733-5807 Mecklenburg
Refused to answer.(R)DavisTed[email protected]919-733-5786 New Hanover
(R)DixonJimmy[email protected]919-715-3021 Duplin, Wayne
(R)DobsonJosh[email protected]919-733-5862 Avery, McDowell, Mitchell
(R)DollarNelson[email protected]919-715-0795 Wake
(R)DulinAndy[email protected]704-367-1266Mecklenburg
(D)EarleBeverly[email protected]919-715-2530 Mecklenburg
(R)ElmoreJeffery[email protected]919-733-5935 Alleghany, Wilkes
Refused to answer.(R)Faircloth John[email protected]919-733-5877 Guilford
Illegal.(D)Farmer-ButterfieldJean[email protected]919-733-5898 Pitt, Wilson
Illegal.(D)FisherSusan[email protected]919-715-2013 Buncombe
(D)FloydElmer[email protected]919-733-5959 Cumberland
(R)FordCarl[email protected]919-733-5881 Cabarrus, Rowan
(R)FraleyJohn[email protected]919-733-5741 Iredell
Illegal.(D)GarrisonTerry[email protected]252-432-3577Granville, Vance, Warren
(D)GillRosa[email protected]919-733-5880 Wake
Illegal.(D)GoodmanKen[email protected]919-733-5823 Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland
Illegal.(D)GrahamGeorge[email protected]919-733-5995 Craven, Greene, Lenoir
(D)GrahamCharles[email protected]919-715-0875 Robeson
(R)GrangeHolly[email protected]919-733-5830New Hanover
Illegal.(D)HallDuane[email protected]919-733-5755 Wake
(R)HallDestin[email protected]828-850-2208Caldwell
(R)HallKyle[email protected]919-733-5609 Rockingham, Stokes
(D)HanesEdward[email protected]919-733-5829 Forsyth
Illegal.(R)HardisterJon[email protected]919-733-5191 Guilford
Illegal.(D)HarrisonPricey[email protected]919-733-5771 Guilford
(R)HastingsKelly[email protected]919-715-2002 Cleveland, Gaston
(R)HensonCody[email protected]828-553-5710Henderson, Polk, Transylvania
Illegal.(D)HolleyYvonne [email protected]919-733-5758 Wake
(R)HornD. Craig[email protected]919-733-2406 Union
Legal.(R)HowardJulia[email protected]919-733-5904 Davie, Forsyth
Refused to answer.(R)WilliamsLinda Hunt[email protected]919-303-4898Wake
Illegal.(D)HunterHoward[email protected]919-733-5780 Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank
(R)HurleyPat[email protected]919-733-5865 Randolph
(R)IlerFrank[email protected]919-301-1450 Brunswick
(D)InskoVerla[email protected]919-733-7208 Orange
Illegal.(D)JacksonDarren[email protected]919-733-5974 Wake
Illegal.(D)JohnJoe[email protected]919-602-4215Wake
(R)JohnsonLinda[email protected]919-733-5861 Cabarrus
(R)JonesBrenden[email protected]910-653-4637Bladen, Columbus, Robeson
(R)JonesBert[email protected]919-733-5779Caswell, Rockingham
Refused to answer.(R)JordanJonathan[email protected]919-733-7727 Ashe, Watauga
(R)LambethDonny[email protected]919-733-5747 Forsyth
(R)LewisDavid[email protected]919-715-3015 Harnett
(D)Lucas Marvin[email protected]919-733-5775 Cumberland
(R)MaloneChris[email protected]919-715-3010 Wake
(D)MartinGrier [email protected] 919-733-5773Wake
Illegal.(R)MartinSusan[email protected] 919-715-3023 Pitt, Wilson
(R)McElraftPat[email protected]919-733-6275 Carteret, Jones
Refused to answer.(R)McGradyChuck[email protected]919-733-5956 Henderson
(R)McNeillAllen[email protected]919-715-4946 Moore, Randolph
Illegal. (D)MeyerGraig[email protected]919-715-3019 Durham, Orange
Illegal.(D)MichauxHenry[email protected]919-715-2528 Durham
Refused to answer.(R)MillisChris[email protected]919-715-9664 Onslow, Pender
(D)MooreRodney[email protected]919-733-5606 Mecklenburg
(R)MooreTim[email protected]919-733-3451 Cleveland
Illegal.(D)MoreyMarcia[email protected]Durham
(R)MurphyGregory[email protected]919-733-5757 Pitt
(D)PierceGarland[email protected]919-733-5803 Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland
(R)PittmanLarry[email protected]704-782-3518Cabarrus
(R)PottsLarry[email protected]336-787-4697Davidson
(R)PresnellMichele[email protected]919-733-5732 Haywood, Madison, Yancey
(D)QuickAmos[email protected]336-543-7321Guilford
(D)ReivesRobert[email protected]919-733-0057 Chatham, Lee
(D)RichardsonBobbie[email protected]919-715-3032 Franklin, Nash
(D)RichardsonWilliam[email protected]919-733-5601 Cumberland
(R)RiddellDennis[email protected]919-733-5905 Alamance
(R)RogersDavid[email protected]919-733-5749Burke, Rutherford
(R)RossStephen[email protected]919-733-5820 Alamance
(R)SaineJason[email protected]919-733-5782 Lincoln
(R)SaulsJohn[email protected]919-775-8033Harnett, Lee
(R)SetzerMitchell[email protected]919-733-4948 Catawba
(R)ShepardPhil[email protected]919-715-9644 Onslow
(R)SpecialeMichael[email protected]919-733-5853 Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico
(R)SteinburgBob[email protected]919-733-0010 Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell
Refused to answer. (R)StevensSarah[email protected]919-715-1883 Surry, Wilkes
(R)StoneScott[email protected]919-733-5886 Mecklenburg
(R)StricklandLarry[email protected]919-632-3200Johnston
(R)SzokaJohn[email protected]919-733-9892 Cumberland
(D)TerryEvelyn[email protected]919-733-5777 Forsyth
(R)TorbettJohn[email protected]919-733-5868 Gaston
(D)TurnerBrian[email protected]919-715-3012Buncombe
(R)TurnerRena[email protected]919-733-5661 Iredell
(R)WarrenHarry[email protected]919-733-5784 Rowan
(R)WatfordSam[email protected]919-715-2526 Davidson
(R)WhiteDonna[email protected]919-553-5627Johnston
Illegal(D)WillinghamShelly[email protected]919-715-3024 Edgecombe, Martin
(D)WrayMichael [email protected]919-733-5662 Halifax, Northampton
(R)YarboroughLarry[email protected]919-715-0850 Granville, Person
(R)ZacharyLee[email protected]919-715-8361 Alexander, Wilkes, Yadkin