Chris Sgro, the executive director of LGBT advocacy group Equality NC, congratulated the council on making the changes.
Sgro said he is proud, as a Greensboro resident, that his city is the first in the state to adopt these protections.
“There’s massive public support for protections in housing, protections in employment and protections in public accommodations,” he said. “Most North Carolinians believe the protections already exist, but they exist in a surprisingly small number of municipalities across the state, and Greensboro becomes the first in the state to add those protections in terms of housing.”
Sgro said that Charlotte is expected to adopt similar protections later this month and that his group has been working to get similar protections in other cities throughout the state in what he believes will be a “domino effect.”