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LGBT Rights

Tom Bullock / WFAE News
A gay pride flag outside Government Center just before the Charlotte City Council meeting began.

9:00, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A recent proposal before Charlotte City Council would have prohibited what some perceive as discriminatory practices against LGBT people. Right now, cab drivers, business owners and others can refuse service based on religious or moral grounds to those in the LGBT community. That measure was narrowly defeated but the conversation continues and we hear from people on both sides.

Dr. Mark Harris, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Charlotte 
Scott Bishop, Board Chair, MeckPAC (Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee) 
Dr. John Szmer—Associate Professor, Associate Chair and undergraduate Coordinator, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration, UNC Charlotte