Malecare organized eleven national health care nonprofit organizations in protest to the Governor of North Carolina in protest of the impact of HB2 on patient care.
April 11, 2016
Office of the Governor
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Dear Governor McCrory,
We wish to share our concerns about legislation you signed into law this past March, 2016. House Bill 2 has overturned protections for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people and sanctioned discrimination across North Carolina. We feel that HB 2 has the potential to impair patient care at health care facilities throughout North Carolina.
Many North Carolinians are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people. Indeed, HB 2 recognizes this demographic and highlights issues related to sexual identity, gender identity and gender expression.
HB 2 negatively impacts public health care and the duty for clinicians to provide the best of care for all people. HB 2 compromises the ability of health care facilities to provide safe and comfortable facilities for LGBT patients and their loved ones. HB 2 protects those who would discriminate against patients during the very times when empathetic care is most critical to treatment and survival.
As patient focused nonprofit organizations, we strongly urge you and the leadership of North Carolina’s legislature to repeal this law in the upcoming legislative session. Caregiver Action Network
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Malecare Cancer Support
Men’s Health Network
National LGBT Cancer
Project Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Prostate Cancer International
Us Too, International
Veterans Health Council
ZERO-The End of Prostate