Non-Discrimination Ordinance

In December 2020, a key section of House Bill 142 expired and North Carolina municipalities now have the authority to enact local inclusive non-discrimination ordinances. Elected officials are now free to pass those ordinances and many jurisdictions are exploring how best to protect their residents.

The Town of Davidson is considering adopting such an ordinance pending feedback from the community and approval from the Davidson Board of Commissioners.

At the May 11, 2021 meeting, the Davidson Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 2021-08, Dignity and Equality in the Town of Davidson, a firm stance in support of every member of the Davidson community and clearly advocating to treat all people with respect. The resolution is available here.  

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A protected class includes race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, citizen or non-citizen, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, natural hair or hairstyles, military and veteran status, religious belief or non-belief, age, or handicap or disability of any person.

Complaints will be reviewed by Town of Davidson Equity Board Review Committee.

  • A complaint will initiate an investigation
  • The Committee will, within a reasonable time period, investigate complaint
  • Schedule a meeting or conversation with the parties to resolve the issue through gaining a mutually agreed upon resolution.