Under the Dome

Coleman criticizes Forest over HB2 ad

On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest aired his first TV ad promoting his role in repealing Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which allowed transgender people in the bathrooms of their choice. State legislators reacted by enacting a new law that restricts non-discrimination policies statewide.

On Wednesday, his Democratic opponent in the November election, Linda Coleman, issued a statement saying she would fight to repeal the law, which took effect last month.

“It is no surprise that in his first TV ad Dan Forest would actively tout his efforts to pass HB2,” Coleman said. “His actions discriminate against our citizens and continue to drive employers from our state. We deserve better. We need to stop this reckless agenda and elect leaders who are willing to stand up and fight for all North Carolinians not just a select few.”