Another poll has confirmed that most North Carolinians oppose discrimination against gay and lesbian customers based on religion. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act introduced in the state legislature in March would allow just that.
The poll conducted April 20-24 found that 63 percent of registered voters disagree with that law, with the greatest disapproval among young people, women and Democrats. More than half of Republicans (51 percent) in the state agree that businesses should have that right.
The results of a Public Policy Polling survey earlier this month found 56 percent of state residents opposed to discrimination against gay customers.
Prominent national companies in the state have also voiced opposition to the measure, including IBM, homegrown tech company Red Hat and American Airlines. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory openly questioned the need for the bill but has stopped short of saying he would veto it.
House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said last week the House would not act on the bill this session. This is further evidence that the bill should be buried permanently
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