RELIGION

Interfaith Clergy Join Forces To Overturn North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Legislation

“We are morally outraged."

Nearly 70 clergy from several faith traditions pledged Tuesday to do whatever they can to overturn North Carolina’s controversial new law limiting legal protection for LGBT people.

“We are morally outraged about this rarely used political maneuver by the state Senate and House to bypass the will of Charlotte’s City Council,” the Rev. Robin Tanner, lead minister at the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, said Tuesday at a news conference. “However, we are even more disturbed about the fact that this effort denies entire segments of the population their due protections as citizens.”

Tanner, who chairs the interfaith Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, said the group would financially support the lawsuit recently filed by the ACLU to challenge HB2.

“We will support every legal effort to overturn HB2,” said Tanner, a lesbian who married her partner in 2013.



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