North Carolina Legislature Passes Compromise To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'

  1. 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
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   herring_RN
    It is bothering me more and more that no mention is made of "intersex".
    What is intersex? | Intersex Society of North America

    Watch this woman with her mother on Oprah and decide whether she should be forced to use the men's room because her chromosomes are XY:

    Intersex people are as common as red haired people. They deserve their privacy so most us us don't know who the intersex people we work with or encounter are.
    I'm glad that some are willing to "come out". I think they are beginning to make life easier for many people.
  4. by   elkpark
    Lots of sources are saying that the "compromise" "repeal" has the same net effect, they just changed the wording of the bill in an attempt to placate the NCAA. I hope that the NCAA won't fall for it.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    Some of our more progressive legislators see it for what it is and have voted against it. This is clearly a ploy to get the NCAA's money back (and possibly other revenue sources as well), and a half-hearted one at that.

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