North Carolina Bathroom Bill Repeal Effort Fails
North Carolina (WDEF) North Carolina Governor-elect Roy Cooper says the state’s Republican-controlled legislature has “doubled down on discrimination.”
A special session ended without a repeal of the so-called “bathroom bill” that has cost the state jobs, as well as sports and entertainment events.
House Bill 2, which was signed into law in March, bans people from using public bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex listed on their birth certificates. The repeal failed because of provisions added by Republicans at the last moment. Cooper says “this was our best chance. It cannot be our last chance.”
The sticking point was a measure in the Senate that would have barred local governments from passing ordinances that expanded non-discrimination protections until next summer.