Deep Roots Market (DRM) is disappointed and outraged by the passage of HB 2 by the North Carolina General Assembly.
The General Assembly's actions were intended to send a message to our state's LGBTQ residents that they are not welcome here. That is unacceptable to us. DRM is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and celebrates all people.
DRM has restroom facilities that are clearly labelled accessible to anyone regardless of their gender and we intend to continue providing that service. No one should be made to fear visiting a restroom. Ours is freely available to anyone.
Furthermore, it is shameful that the General Assembly stripped the ability of local communities to set fair pay standards for their residents. As a locally owned cooperative business DRM sees itself as an economic resource for our community. We are committed to paying our employees fairly and providing a high level of benefits.
DRM joins many others across our state in condemning these actions of the North Carolina General Assembly and calls upon them and the Governor to reverse this law immediately.