Following the General Assembly's passage of House Bill 2 on March 23, we have received numerous questions from local associations and members regarding our position on this legislation.
Please find below the Association's formal statement on the passage of House Bill 2.
We know that North Carolina has received national scrutiny over the recent enactment of House Bill 2. NC REALTORS® is carefully reviewing the legislation and consulting with leadership about its potential effects. However, we do want to assure you that this bill does not affect our REALTORS® Code of Ethics or our forms. In fact, HB 2 specifically gives trade associations like ours the ability to establish any non-discrimination policies we choose, thus providing NAR and NC REALTORS® protection from government intrusion into our Code of Ethics or forms.
NC REALTORS® adhere to a Code of Ethics which prohibits discrimination against anyone, including those in the LGBTQ community. We continue to respect all persons and our industry will assist with the real estate needs of all who call North Carolina home or who choose to do business here.