Cecil Brockman

“Parents’ Bill of Rights,” targeting LGBTQ kids, is full of wrongs, opponents say

BY: and - June 2, 2022

On Wednesday night, after the state Senate voted to approve House Bill 755, the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” State Rep. Cecil Brockman sounded exhausted. “I can’t believe this is what we’re talking about right now in our short session,” said Brockman, a Guilford County Democrat and vice-chair of the house standing committee on K-12 education. […]

Second LGBT legislator joins the NCGA

BY: - February 2, 2017

Debra Butler was chosen Wednesday to fill the seat vacated last week by former N.C. Rep. Susi Hamilton. Butler will become the second out LGBT member of the North Carolina General Assembly. From the story in the Star News in Wilmington: “Well, it is certainly a privilege and an honor,” said Butler, who was selected […]

After heated debate, state House approves achievement school district bill

BY: - June 2, 2016

Following a bristling debate on the N.C. House of Representatives floor Thursday morning, House lawmakers have approved a controversial bill for a pilot program that could allow for-profit charter operators to assume control over low-performing schools. House Bill 1080, which has sparked criticism from many public education advocates, was approved on its second reading by a 60-49 vote […]