The Core Values of The National At-Home Dad Network state, firmly, that discrimination against any person based on gender or sexual orientation has no place in our organization and is counter to our values, purpose, and mission.
It’s with that, and our LGBT members and their families, in mind, that we express our disappointment with the passing of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also called House Bill 2 (HB 2), which North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law this week. This new law overturns all existing vital municipal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people and veterans, state-wide, and prevents any anti-discrimination protections from being passed in the future. It also forces transgender people in public schools and government agencies to use restrooms and other facilities inconsistent with their gender identity, putting them in increased danger for assault and harassment.
The National At-Home Dad network is, and remains, a nonpartisan organization that values equality. We strongly oppose any law that allows, encourages, or sanctions discrimination.
The National At-Home Dad Network stands with, and in support of, our LGBT members and their families.
As you may know, in 2016 our 21st Annual At-Home Dads Convention (aka #HomeDadCon) is scheduled to take place in the Fall in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, for the second year in a row.
On behalf of the NAHDN Board of Directors and Convention Committee, we are committed to ensuring HomeDadCon is a safe, welcoming, respectful, and inclusive space for all engaged dads to find community and support.
In response to the passing of HB 2, we are currently exploring multiple ways in which to include additional open discussions on LGBT issues as part of the Convention programming. We value the input from our LGBT members and friends as we determine how to best do this.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please comment below or reach out to the Board of Directors at >firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
President, National At-Home Dad Network