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Charlotte clergy against HB2 will lead interfaith gathering Sunday

Rev. Robin Tanner stands with other Charlotte area clergy and supporters from several faith traditions who are pledging to do what they can to overturn North Carolina's controversial new law limiting legal protection for LGBT persons at an interfaith coalition of clergy news congorence at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Tuesday, April 05, 2016. The same group will lead an interfaith gathering at 4 p.m. Sunday (April 24) at Myers Park Baptist Church.
Rev. Robin Tanner stands with other Charlotte area clergy and supporters from several faith traditions who are pledging to do what they can to overturn North Carolina's controversial new law limiting legal protection for LGBT persons at an interfaith coalition of clergy news congorence at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Tuesday, April 05, 2016. The same group will lead an interfaith gathering at 4 p.m. Sunday (April 24) at Myers Park Baptist Church. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte clergy opposed to North Carolina’s House Bill 2 will lead an interfaith gathering Sunday that will call again for repeal of the controversial law.

A collection will be held to provide financial support for the legal battle to throw out the law, which overrode a Charlotte city ordinance that would have extended anti-discrimination protections to LGBT persons. The ordinance also would have allowed transgender persons to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

“Shining Our Light: A Multifaith Gathering to Repeal HB2” will begin at 4 p.m. at Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road.

Sponsors for the event: The Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice the Freedom Center for Social Justice, and the ACLU.

Tim Funk

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