NFL’s 49ers call for repeal of HB2, give $75,000 to Equality NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The San Francisco 49ers are calling for a repeal of House Bill 2. The team’s CEO, Jed York, made the announcement, along with a “gift” of $75,000 to the Equality North Carolina Foundation to “further their work.”
York met with advocates and transgender North Carolinians to learn more about how the bill has impacted them. York is visiting Charlotte for NFL meetings.
The law was passed two months ago by the North Carolina General Assembly and then signed by Governor Pat McCrory.
“The San Francisco 49ers are deeply concerned about North Carolina’s recently enacted House Bill 2, which overturned protections for LGBT people and sanctioned discrimination across the state. HB2 does not reflect the values of our organization, of our country, or the majority of North Carolinians,” York said in a statement released Tuesday.
HB2 overturned a non-discrimination local ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council to expand protections to the LGBT community, including