March 30, 2017
North Carolina state legislators have passed a compromise measure to repeal most of the state's controversial "bathroom bill," member station WUNC reports.
The measure now moves to Gov. Roy Cooper, who has supported the compromise — saying previously, "it's not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation."
The deal was announced late on Wednesday by Republican state lawmakers and the Democratic governor.
They said they had agreed on a way to repeal HB2, the law that restricts the abilities of transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity — just in time for a NCAA deadline.
The agreement removes the limits on trans bathroom use but "would still leave state legislators in charge of policy on public restrooms," WUNC reports.
Like HB2, it also blocks local jurisdictions from passing antidiscrimination measures protecting LGBT people — but only for a few years, not indefinitely...
North Carolina Legislature Passes Compromise To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill' : The Two-Way : NPR