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!

Click to organize chart by response, party, name, contact information, or counties represented; or use the search feature to focus on your legislators.
ResponsePartyLast nameFirst nameEmailPhoneCounties Represented
(R)AlexanderJohnJohn.Alexander@ncleg.net(919) 733-5850 Wake
(R)BallardDeannaDeanna.Ballard@ncleg.net(919) 733-5742 Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga
(R)BarefootChadChad.Barefoot@ncleg.net(919) 715-3036 Franklin, Wake
(R)BarringerTamaraTamara.Barringer@ncleg.net(919) 733-5653 Wake
(R)BergerPhilPhil.Berger@ncleg.net(919) 733-5708 Guilford, Rockingham
(R)BishopDanDan.Bishop@ncleg.net919-715-3009 Mecklenburg
(D)BlueDanDan.Blue@ncleg.net(919) 733-5752 Wake
(R)BrittDanny EarlDanny.Britt@ncleg.net(919) 733-5651 Columbus, Robeson
(R)BrockAndrew C.Andrew.Brock@ncleg.net(919) 715-0690 Davie, Iredell, Rowan
(R)BrownHarryHarry.Brown@ncleg.net(919) 715-3034 Jones, Onslow
Illegal.(D)BryantAngelaAngela.Bryant@ncleg.net(919) 733-5878 Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren, Wilson
Illegal.(D)ChaudhuriJayJay.Chaudhuri@ncleg.net919-715-6400 Wake
(D)ClarkBenBen.Clark@ncleg.net(919) 733-9349 Cumberland, Hoke
(R)CookBillBill.Cook@ncleg.net(919) 715-8293 Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans
(R)CurtisDavid L.David.Curtis@ncleg.net(919) 715-3038 Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln
(R)DanielWarrenWarren.Daniel@ncleg.net(919) 715-7823 Burke, Cleveland
(D)DavisDonDon.Davis@ncleg.net(919) 715-8363 Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne
(R)DavisJimJim.Davis@ncleg.net(919) 733-5875 Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain
(R)DunnCathyCathy.Dunn@ncleg.net(919) 733-5665 Davidson, Montgomery
(R)EdwardsChuckChuck.Edwards@ncleg.net919-733-5745 Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania
(D)FordJoelJoel.Ford@ncleg.net(919) 733-5955 Mecklenburg
(D)Foushee Valerie P.Valerie.Foushee@ncleg.net(919) 733-5804 Chatham, Orange
(R)GunnRickRick.Gunn@ncleg.net(919) 301-1446 Alamance, Randolph
(R)HarringtonKathyKathy.Harrington@ncleg.net(919) 733-5734 Gaston
(R)HiseRalphRalph.Hise@ncleg.net(919) 733-3460 Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey
(R)HornerRickRick.Horner@ncleg.net(919) 715-3030 Johnston, Nash, Wilson
(R)JacksonBrentBrent.Jackson@ncleg.net(919) 733-5705 Duplin, Johnston, Sampson
Illegal.(D)JacksonJeffJeff.Jackson@ncleg.net(919) 715-8331 Mecklenburg
(R)KrawiecJoyceJoyce.Krawiec@ncleg.net(919) 733-7850 Forsyth, Yadkin
(R)LeeMichael V.Michael.Lee@ncleg.net(919) 715-2525 New Hanover
(D)Lowe PaulPaul.Lowe@ncleg.net(919) 733-5620 Forsyth
(R)McInnisTomTom.McInnis@ncleg.net(919) 733-5953 Anson, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly
(D)McKissickFloyd B.Floyd.McKissick@ncleg.net(919) 733-4599 Durham, Granville
(R)MeredithWesleyWesley.Meredith@ncleg.net(919) 733-5776 Cumberland
(R)NewtonPaul R.Paul.Newton@ncleg.net(919) 733-7223 Cabarrus, Union
(R)PateLouis M.Louis.Pate@ncleg.net(919) 733-5621 Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne
(R)RabinRonaldRon.Rabin@ncleg.net(919) 733-5748 Harnett, Johnston, Lee
(R)RabonBillBill.Rabon@ncleg.net(919) 733-5963 Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender
(R)RandlemanShirley BlackburnShirley.Randleman@ncleg.net(919) 733-5743 Stokes, Surry, Wilkes
(D)RobinsonGladys A.Gladys.Robinson@ncleg.net(919) 715-3042 Guilford
(R)SandersonNormanNorman.Sanderson@ncleg.net(919) 733-5706 Carteret, Craven, Pamlico
Illegal.(D)Smith-IngramEricaErica.Smith-Ingram@ncleg.net(919) 715-3040 Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, Washington
(R)TarteJeffJeff.Tarte@ncleg.net(919) 715-3050 Mecklenburg
(R)TillmanJerry W.Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net(919) 733-5870 Moore, Randolph
(R)TuckerTommyTommy.Tucker@ncleg.net(919) 733-7659 Union
(D)Van DuynTerryTerry.VanDuyn@ncleg.net(919) 715-3001 Buncombe
(D)Waddell JoyceJoyce.Waddell@ncleg.net(919) 733-5650 Mecklenburg
(R)WadeTrudyTrudy.Wade@ncleg.net(919) 733-5856 Guilford
(R)WellsAndyAndy.Wells@ncleg.net(919) 733-5876 Alexander, Catawba
Illegal. (D)WoodardMikeMike.Woodard@ncleg.net(919) 733-4809 Caswell, Durham, Person
Click to organize chart by response, party, name, contact information, or counties represented; or use the search feature to focus on your legislators.
ResponsePartyLast nameFirst nameEmailPhoneCounties Represented
(R)AdamsJayJay.Adams@ncleg.net919-733-5988Catawba
Illegal.(D)AdcockGaleGale.Adcock@ncleg.net919-733-5602Wake
Illegal.(D)AgerJohnJohn.Ager@ncleg.net919-733-5746 Buncombe
Illegal.(D)AlexanderKellyKelly.Alexander@ncleg.net919-733-5778 Mecklenburg
(R)ArpDeanDean.Arp@ncleg.net919-715-3007 Union
Illegal.(D)AutryJohnJohn.Autry@ncleg.net704-537-2735Mecklenburg
Illegal.(D)BallCynthiaCynthia.Ball@ncleg.net919-786-6794Wake
Illegal.(D)BeasleyChazChaz.Beasley@ncleg.net704-625-6697Mecklenburg
Illegal.(D)BelkMaryMary.Belk@ncleg.net704-375-5920Mecklenburg
(R)Bell John R.John.Bell@ncleg.net919-715-3017Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne
(D)Bell LarryLarry.Bell@ncleg.net919-733-5863 Duplin, Sampson, Wayne
Illegal.(D)BlackMaryAnnMaryAnn.Black@ncleg.net919-733-5872 Durham
(R)BlackwellHughHugh.Blackwell@ncleg.net919-733-5805 Burke
Refused to answer.(R)BlustJohnJohn.Blust@ncleg.net919-733-5781 Guilford
(R)BolesJamesJamie.Boles@ncleg.net919-733-5903 Moore
(R)BoswellBeverlyBeverly.Boswell@ncleg.net252-216-9820Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Washington
Illegal.(R)BradfordJohnJohn.Bradford@ncleg.net919-733-5828 Mecklenburg
(R)BrawleyWilliamBill.Brawley@ncleg.net919-733-5800 Mecklenburg
(D)BrissonWilliamWilliam.Brisson@ncleg.net919-733-5772 Bladen, Johnston, Sampson
Illegal.(D)BrockmanCecilCecil.Brockman@ncleg.net919-733-5825 Guilford
(R)BrodyMarkMark.Brody@ncleg.net919-715-3029 Anson, Union
Illegal.(R)BumgardnerDanaDana.Bumgardner@ncleg.net919-733-5809 Gaston
(R)BurrJustinJustin.Burr@ncleg.net919-733-5908 Montgomery, Stanly
Illegal.(D)ButlerDebraDeb.Butler@ncleg.net910-228-9222 Brunswick, New Hanover
Illegal.(D)CarneyBeckyBecky.Carney@ncleg.net919-733-5827Mecklenburg
(R)ClampittMikeMike.Clampitt@ncleg.net828-736-6222Haywood, Jackson, Swain
(R)ClevelandGeorgeGeorge.Cleveland@ncleg.net919-715-6707 Onslow
(R)CollinsJeffJeff.Collins@ncleg.net919-733-5802 Franklin, Nash
(R)ConradDebraDebra.Conrad@ncleg.net919-733-5787 Forsyth
(R)CorbinKevinKevin.Corbin@ncleg.net828-371-2211Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon
Illegal.(D)CunninghamCarlaCarla.Cunningham@ncleg.net919-733-5807 Mecklenburg
Refused to answer.(R)DavisTedTed.Davis@ncleg.net919-733-5786 New Hanover
(R)DixonJimmyJimmy.Dixon@ncleg.net919-715-3021 Duplin, Wayne
(R)DobsonJoshJosh.Dobson@ncleg.net919-733-5862 Avery, McDowell, Mitchell
(R)DollarNelsonNelson.Dollar@ncleg.net919-715-0795 Wake
(R)DulinAndyAndy.Dulin@ncleg.net704-367-1266Mecklenburg
(D)EarleBeverlyBeverly.Earle@ncleg.net919-715-2530 Mecklenburg
(R)ElmoreJefferyJeffrey.Elmore@ncleg.net919-733-5935 Alleghany, Wilkes
Refused to answer.(R)Faircloth JohnJohn.Faircloth@ncleg.net919-733-5877 Guilford
Illegal.(D)Farmer-ButterfieldJeanJean.Farmer-Butterfield@ncleg.net919-733-5898 Pitt, Wilson
Illegal.(D)FisherSusanSusan.Fisher@ncleg.net919-715-2013 Buncombe
(D)FloydElmerElmer.Floyd@ncleg.net919-733-5959 Cumberland
(R)FordCarlCarl.Ford@ncleg.net919-733-5881 Cabarrus, Rowan
(R)FraleyJohnJohn.Fraley@ncleg.net919-733-5741 Iredell
Illegal.(D)GarrisonTerryTerry.Garrison@ncleg.net252-432-3577Granville, Vance, Warren
(D)GillRosaRosa.Gill@ncleg.net919-733-5880 Wake
Illegal.(D)GoodmanKenKen.Goodman@ncleg.net919-733-5823 Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland
Illegal.(D)GrahamGeorgeGeorge.Graham@ncleg.net919-733-5995 Craven, Greene, Lenoir
(D)GrahamCharlesCharles.Graham@ncleg.net919-715-0875 Robeson
(R)GrangeHollyHolly.Grange@ncleg.net919-733-5830New Hanover
Illegal.(R)HallDuaneDuane.Hall@ncleg.net919-733-5755 Wake
(D)HallDestinDestin.Hall@ncleg.net828-850-2208Caldwell
(R)HallKyleKyle.Hall@ncleg.net919-733-5609 Rockingham, Stokes
(D)HanesEdwardEdward.Hanes@ncleg.net919-733-5829 Forsyth
Illegal.(R)HardisterJonJon.Hardister@ncleg.net919-733-5191 Guilford
Illegal.(D)HarrisonPriceyPricey.Harrison@ncleg.net919-733-5771 Guilford
(R)HastingsKellyKelly.Hastings@ncleg.net919-715-2002 Cleveland, Gaston
(R)HensonCodyCody.Henson@ncleg.net828-553-5710Henderson, Polk, Transylvania
Illegal.(D)HolleyYvonne Yvonne.Holley@ncleg.net919-733-5758 Wake
(R)HornD. CraigCraig.Horn@ncleg.net919-733-2406 Union
Legal.(R)HowardJuliaJulia.Howard@ncleg.net919-733-5904 Davie, Forsyth
(D)Hunt WilliamsLindaLinda.Williams@ncleg.net919-303-4898Wake
Illegal.(R)HunterHowardHoward.Hunter@ncleg.net919-733-5780 Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank
(R)HurleyPatPat.Hurley@ncleg.net919-733-5865 Randolph
(D)IlerFrankFrank.Iler@ncleg.net919-301-1450 Brunswick
(D)InskoVerlaVerla.Insko@ncleg.net919-733-7208 Orange
Illegal.(D)JacksonDarrenDarren.Jackson@ncleg.net919-733-5974 Wake
Illegal.(R)JohnJoeJoe.John@ncleg.net919-602-4215Wake
(R)JohnsonLindaLinda.Johnson2@ncleg.net919-733-5861 Cabarrus
(R)JonesBrendenBrenden.Jones@ncleg.net910-653-4637Bladen, Columbus, Robeson
(R)JonesBertBert.Jones@ncleg.net919-733-5779Caswell, Rockingham
Refused to answer.(R)JordanJonathanJonathan.Jordan@ncleg.net919-733-7727 Ashe, Watauga
(D)LambethDonnyDonny.Lambeth@ncleg.net919-733-5747 Forsyth
(R)LewisDavidDavid.Lewis@ncleg.net919-715-3015 Harnett
(D)Lucas MarvinMarvin.Lucas@ncleg.net919-733-5775 Cumberland
(R)MaloneChrisChris.Malone@ncleg.net919-715-3010 Wake
(D)MartinGrier Grier.Martin@ncleg.net 919-733-5773Wake
Illegal.(R)MartinSusanSusan.Martin@ncleg.net 919-715-3023 Pitt, Wilson
(R)McElraftPatPat.McElraft@ncleg.net919-733-6275 Carteret, Jones
Refused to answer.(R)McGradyChuckChuck.McGrady@ncleg.net919-733-5956 Henderson
(R)McNeillAllenAllen.McNeill@ncleg.net919-715-4946 Moore, Randolph
Illegal. (D)MeyerGraigGraig.Meyer@ncleg.net919-715-3019 Durham, Orange
Illegal.(D)MichauxHenryMickey.Michaux@ncleg.net919-715-2528 Durham
Refused to answer.(R)MillisChrisChris.Millis@ncleg.net919-715-9664 Onslow, Pender
(D)MooreRodneyRodney.Moore@ncleg.net919-733-5606 Mecklenburg
(R)MooreTimTim.Moore@ncleg.net919-733-3451 Cleveland
Illegal.(D)MoreyMarciaMarcia.Morey@ncleg.netDurham
(R)MurphyGregoryGregory.Murphy@ncleg.net919-733-5757 Pitt
(D)PierceGarlandGarland.Pierce@ncleg.net919-733-5803 Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland
(R)PittmanLarryLarry.Pittman@ncleg.net704-782-3518Cabarrus
(R)PottsLarryLarry.Potts@ncleg.net336-787-4697Davidson
(R)PresnellMicheleMichele.Presnell@ncleg.net919-733-5732 Haywood, Madison, Yancey
(D)QuickAmosAmos.Quick@ncleg.net336-543-7321Guilford
(D)ReivesRobertRobert.Reives@ncleg.net919-733-0057 Chatham, Lee
(D)RichardsonBobbieBobbie.Richardson@ncleg.net919-715-3032 Franklin, Nash
(D)RichardsonWilliamWilliam.Richardson@ncleg.net919-733-5601 Cumberland
(R)RiddellDennisDennis.Riddell@ncleg.net919-733-5905 Alamance
(R)RogersDavidDavid.Rogers@ncleg.net919-733-5749Burke, Rutherford
(R)RossStephenStephen.Ross@ncleg.net919-733-5820 Alamance
(R)SaineJasonJason.Saine@ncleg.net919-733-5782 Lincoln
(R)SaulsJohnJohn.Sauls@ncleg.net919-775-8033Harnett, Lee
(R)SetzerMitchellMitchell.Setzer@ncleg.net919-733-4948 Catawba
(R)ShepardPhilPhil.Shepard@ncleg.net919-715-9644 Onslow
(R)SpecialeMichaelMichael.Speciale@ncleg.net919-733-5853 Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico
(R)SteinburgBobBob.Steinburg@ncleg.net919-733-0010 Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell
Refused to answer. (R)StevensSarahSarah.Stevens@ncleg.net919-715-1883 Surry, Wilkes
(R)StoneScottScott.Stone@ncleg.net919-733-5886 Mecklenburg
(R)StricklandLarryLarry.Strickland@ncleg.net919-632-3200Johnston
(R)SzokaJohnJohn.Szoka@ncleg.net919-733-9892 Cumberland
(D)TerryEvelynEvelyn.Terry@ncleg.net919-733-5777 Forsyth
(R)TorbettJohnJohn.Torbett@ncleg.net919-733-5868 Gaston
(D)TurnerBrianBrian.Turner@ncleg.net919-715-3012Buncombe
(R)TurnerRenaRena.Turner@ncleg.net919-733-5661 Iredell
(R)WarrenHarryHarry.Warren@ncleg.net919-733-5784 Rowan
(R)WatfordSamSam.Watford@ncleg.net919-715-2526 Davidson
(R)WhiteDonnaDonna.White@ncleg.net919-553-5627Johnston
Illegal(D)WillinghamShellyShelly.Willingham@ncleg.net919-715-3024 Edgecombe, Martin
(D)WrayMichael Michael.Wray@ncleg.net919-733-5662 Halifax, Northampton
(R)YarboroughLarryLarry.Yarborough@ncleg.net919-715-0850 Granville, Person
(R)ZacharyLeeLee.Zachary@ncleg.net919-715-8361 Alexander, Wilkes, Yadkin