DNC Congratulates LGBT Leader Chris Sgro on his appointment to the North Carolina Legislature

Upon news that the Guilford County Democratic Party has appointed Chris Sgro to finish an unexpired term in the North Carolina General Assembly, the Democratic National Committee issued the following statement:
“When Republican leaders in North Carolina passed H.B. 2, they not only stripped LGBT citizens of protections from discrimination, but continued a chain reaction of ongoing, concerted efforts to stigmatize LGBT people around the country. More Democrats, and certainly LGBT Democrats, are needed in legislatures to help counter and block these efforts. I congratulate the people of North Carolina and the North Carolina Democratic Party on the appointment of LGBT leader Chris Sgro to fill an unexpired term in the General Assembly. Chris Sgro will be an outstanding member of the legislature. I’m proud to be part of a Party that not only stands with LGBT people, but has consistently helped move us toward further progress,” said Earl Fowlkes, chair of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic National Committee.
 Chris Sgro is currently the executive director of Equality North Carolina. He was chosen yesterday to finish the term of the late Democratic state Rep. Ralph Johnson.