The Portland City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution temporarily banning city employees from traveling to North Carolina on business due to the state’s new non-discrimination law. The resolution prevents employees from traveling to North Carolina until the new law is overturned.

“Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly have to understand that such blatant discrimination against their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people cannot stand. Our nation is made stronger when all Americans are treated equitably,” Mayor Hales said in a news release. “The purpose of this resolution is to declare support for the citizens of North Carolina and those throughout the country who are condemning the ‘Public Facilities Privacy and Securities Act,'” the resolution states. READ MORE