Mayor issues statement regarding HB2

Mayor Manheimer
Mayor Esther Manheimer

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer has issued a statement regarding HB2:


“In light of the passage of HB2, it is important for the City of Asheville to reiterate our core values of embracing diversity and equal opportunity — captured in the recently adopted vision statement by the Asheville City Council.”


“Asheville is a welcoming city that thrives on diversity and equality. We take pride in our unique character and openness to all, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, familial status or disability. As our legal staff works to better understand HB2, the effects will not change our commitment to these values. Asheville will continue to be a place where we can be proud to live, work and raise families in a community that celebrates our differences.”


“On April 12, Asheville City Council will consider a resolution regarding the passage of HB2.”


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