Guilford County Democrats appoint the head of the state’s LGBT rights organization to the General Assembly in a show of opposition to the recently passed anti-gay legislation HB2. Executive Director fo Equality NC Chris Sgro confirmed the news on Facebook staying that he will temporarily hold the seat after the death of Rep. Ralph Johnson.
Writing” “Friends, it is my honor to be appointed to the remainder of Representative Ralph Johnson’s unexpired term,” the Facebook entry says. “Ralph was a great leader for Greensboro and I have big shoes to fill. Amos Quick will fill the seat after January and have my support, but GCDP stepped up to make sure there is at least one LGBT voice in the NCGA as we push to #RepealHB2 in the short session. I’m humbled by this morning. Onward!”
His appointment won’t go unnoticed by the governor who signed the ‘trans bathroom bill’ into law. Pat McCrory must approve the nomination. [NewsObserver]