House Bill 2

On March 23, North Carolina Governor McCrory signed into law House Bill 2 (HB2) that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and changing rooms that do not correspond to the gender stated on their birth certificates. HB2 also explicitly prohibits local municipalities from enacting their own antidiscrimination policies and instead establishes a statewide policy that excludes gay and transgender citizens.

As citizens of North Carolina, we are appalled at the passage of HB2. At Curran-Bauer Analytics, we are deeply committed to fostering a diverse, open, and welcoming community of scientists and scholars and we value and respect each and every individual with whom we work. We are contributing our voice to the rapidly increasing national opposition to HB2 and it is our sincere hope that this unfair and unjust law will quickly be overturned.

Dan Bauer and Patrick Curran