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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:10 AM

North Carolina repealed bathroom bill and replaced it with the same bill in different language [View all]

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You may remember North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2 (HB2), the bill that has cost the state over $3.75 billion dollars, cost its former Gov. Pat McCrory his election, and cost thousands of LGBTQ North Carolinians their piece of mind and safety. It has been a stain on the state compounding the disgrace of a General Assembly that had already systematically worked to disenfranchise Black voters and solidify power for those already seated in office.

Yesterday, as the legislature approached today’s deadline imposed by the NCAA to repeal HB2, newly elected Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore reached what they are calling a “compromise” repeal of HB2.

The bill does repeal HB2, but it just replaces it with prohibitions on local government entities (including cities, towns, schools) from extending legal protections to LGBT people until 2020 and bans on protections for transgender individuals in restrooms and other single-sex spaces forever.

The bill makes it illegal to protect people from discrimination. And worse still, it does so under a claimed interest in protecting “bathroom safety and privacy.”



It also states that so far in 2017 at least 8 trans women have been murdered. I hope the NCAA is not fooled by this bill and refuses to move their games until an actual repeal is enacted

EDIT TO ADD: The state has lost $600 million so far. These lawmakers hate trumps everything, including the welfare of all its people

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