RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Mortgage Insurance ("Genworth"), a unit of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), strongly urges the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal HB2, which effectively negates broader anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens in North Carolina, where Genworth Mortgage Insurance is headquartered.
"Gov. Pat McCrory's executive order is a step in the right direction," said Rohit Gupta, president and CEO of Genworth Mortgage Insurance. "No individual should be discriminated against because of gender identity or sexual orientation and we urge the North Carolina General Assembly to pass legislation that unequivocally protects members of the LGBT community from discrimination."
"Because Genworth is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, this law is an affront to our company, which values and respects all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity," Gupta said. "Those ideals also extend to the community, where we make the dream of homeownership more affordable for more American families and are committed to fair and equitable mortgage lending practices. Laws that condone discrimination are not only bad for people, but also bad for the economic vitality of the communities in which they are enacted."
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