Duke Law faculty respond to controversial N.C. law limiting LGBT protections
After North Carolina’s state legislature passed the controversial HB 2 law in March, faculty members were frequently called on by media to explain the law, its ramifications, and the viability of lawsuits filed against the law. N.C. HB 2, the "Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act," prohibits local municipalities in North Carolina from passing anti-discrimination ordinances and strips existing protections from LGBT citizens.
Professor Katharine Bartlett, Professor Jane R. Wettach, and second-year student Rosie McKinley discussed the impact of HB 2 and the circumstances of its passage. Panel members emphasized that the culture at the Law School and university is not reflected by the law.