Repeal Of North Carolina LGBT Law Fails In A Bitter Divide

Repeal Of North Carolina LGBT Law Fails In A Bitter Divide
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A deal to undo the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night

 when legislators couldn’t agree on a plan to the repeal the measure, a sign of the bitter political divide within the state.

The law limits protections for LGBT people and was best known for a provision that requires transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. The North Carolina General Assembly was called into a special session about nine months after they passed the law, which tarnished the state’s national image as major corporations decided to pull up stakes, entertainers canceled concerts and the NCAA and ACC moved sporting events away.

The repeal compromise touted by both Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory called for Charlotte to do away with its ordinance. In exchange, lawmakers would undo the LGBT law.  GOP lawmakers cried foul when Charlotte leaders initially left part of the city’s ordinance in place. And when the Senate bill called for a months-long ban on cities passing similar ordinances, Democrats said Republicans were going back on their promise. Cooper said the moratorium essentially doubled down on discrimination.

Source: refinery29.com

 

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