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NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff

NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff

The law banned trans people from using the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity.

Late on Wednesday, leaders of the Republican-dominated state Senate and House of Representatives said that they had reached a compromise with Democratic Governor Roy Cooper to scrap the year-old law, the only one of its kind in the United States. When Vinny needs to go to the bathroom his mom says he "either doesn't go" or he uses a bathroom that's only accessible through a room where staff meets, which is often locked.

It wasn't known when he would sign it.

It's not clear whether the NCAA would be satisfied by the changes.

But North Carolina just voted on a deal to overturn HB2.

HB2 not only forbids transgender people from using restrooms they identify with in government facilities; it also prevents local governments from passing non-discrimination ordinances like the one in Charlotte that inspired it.

HB2 was passed last March under former Gov. But many LGBTQ activists say the new law is not any better. House Bill 142 passed the House in a 70-48 vote.

Brockman said he also opposed the compromise because "there also was no LGBTQ individuals at the table since every civil rights group is against this bill".

And GOP Rep. Carl Ford said: "If we could have props in here, I'd take a basketball covered in money and roll it down the middle aisle there. North Carolinians want a clean repeal of HB2, and we urge our allies not to sell us out", said Chris Sgro, Equality NC Executive Director. "This is no repeal", Chase Strangio, an attorney for the ACLU, said in a statement. "Setting a moratorium on local governments ability to pass anti-discrimination ordinances and to regulate private employment practices is another sweeping act of hubris by the legislature and takes power from officials elected by the people to serve the rights of the people", he said. "It doesn't allow municipalities to protect people from discrimination 'til 2020".

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Conservative Christian real estate entrepreneurs Jason and David Benham decried an Associated Press report that claims that North Carolina could lose as much as $3.76 billion over the course of the next 12 years because of the state's controversial bathroom law.

But he said he couldn't vote yes because "this bill still legislates restrooms, the reasons why companies and the NCAA chose to leave the state".

The delay - until December 2020 - could give time for multiple federal lawsuits over transgender issues to play out. We've got less than 24 hours before the NCAA deadline. He unseated former Republican Governor Pat McCrory past year in large part because of the political and economic fallout from the law, political analysts say.

"It's not a ideal deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to fix our reputation", he said. Then the details of the deal came out - and it quickly became clear that it wasn't a real repeal. The Texas General Assembly is also talking about a bill to protect their bathrooms and religious liberties in their state. The law is estimated to have cost the state millions through the loss of jobs, businesses and consumer spending.

Charlotte officials estimated the city lost almost $100 million when the National Basketball Association moved its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans. The NCAA is scheduled to make decisions on future sites in all sports, including the NCAA Tournament, for the 2018-2022 cycle this week.

-North Carolina laws invalidate any local law that treats sexual orientation as a protected class or has a goal to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals.

It looks like the controversial North Carolina "bathroom law" may be going down the toilet.

"No state loves its college sports more than North Carolina". These states are New York, Minnesota, Washington, Vermont and CT.


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