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'North Carolina’s New [Transgender] Law Does Nothing': Vermont Mayor Bans Travel There

April 13, 2017

Mayor Miro Weinberger is prohibiting official travel by Burlington employees to North Carolina unless essential until further notice, despite a change to that state's controversial bathroom bill.

The mayor signed an executive order on Monday enacting the ban, stating that "North Carolina continues to deny residents of and visitors to North Carolina fundamental civil rights." The order came in response to the southern state's amendment of the controversial House Bill 2.

"North Carolina’s new law does nothing to protect transgender individuals and creates a unique prohibition against municipalities taking any action to reduce discrimination," Weinberger wrote in a statement. "Burlington will stand with the many other cities from around the country that will continue to boycott North Carolina until the state ends this discriminatory practice.”

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