LYNN, N.C. (WNCN) – A new billboard about House Bill 2 on a highway in Polk County is catching the eye of drivers as they make their way into North Carolina from the South Carolina border.
The Tryon Daily Bulletin reported the billboard went up in April at the Highway 108 and Skyuka Road intersection in Lynn.
According to the billboard, it was paid for by Planting Peace. According to the group’s website, Planting Peace is a “global nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world.
In a photo taken by Leah Justice of Tryon Daily Bulletin, drivers are asked to set their clocks back 100 years. The billboard is in opposition to HB2. That law that requires people to go to the bathroom based on their biological sex on their birth certificate and not by the gender they identify with. The law also does addresses what can be considered discrimination and sets new rules for how wages can be regulated.
On April 10, the organization issued a statement on its website about the billboard.
“Our billboard is a reminder that laws such as HB2 move us backwards in the movement for equality and fundamental human rights for all. It is also meant to show the LGBT community and North Carolina that advocacy groups such as Planting Peace and others are willing to fight,” according to the statement.