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North Carolina future uncertain after 'Bathroom bill' reset

North Carolina future uncertain after 'Bathroom bill' reset

The bill was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper late on Thursday. It should have gone further to protect LGBT people from discrimination. They say only a complete repeal will do. "It wasn't a flawless deal or my preferred solution, but an important first step for our state", Cooper said in a press conference Thursday afternoon. According to one estimate, that could cost the state $3.76 billion in lost revenue over the next dozen years.

"For over a year now, House Bill 2 has been a dark cloud hanging over our great state". It was worked out under mounting pressure from the NCAA, which threatened to take away more sporting events.

NCAA President Mark Emmert told reporters Thursday that his association's Board of Governors will hold discussions in the coming days to decide whether the new legislation "is a sufficient change in the law for the board to feel comfortable going back to North Carolina".

"So now we know that the price of a gay person is a basketball game", she said.

It's unclear how anyone could look at what North Carolina has done with HB2 and say it passes muster in eliminating discrimination.

As passed in March 2016, the law, often referred to as HB2, stated that in schools and government buildings transgender people had to use restrooms corresponding with the gender on their birth certificate.

The NCAA moved championship events, including the first and second rounds of this year's men's basketball tournament, out of North Carolina due to HB2.

"Compromise is hard for both sides, but we are pleased this proposal fully protects safety and privacy by keeping men out of women's bathrooms, and removes the distraction of HB2 from North Carolina's success story of outpacing the rest of the United States in job growth", state Senate President Phil Berger said in a statement.

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LGBT groups are also arguing that the new deal still does not ensure trans citizens access to public bathrooms that match their gender identity. The organization needs to begin selecting future host sites for 2018-22 - something it delayed while waiting on the outcome in North Carolina - and could lose potential bidding sites if it waits any longer.

The American Civil Liberties Union opposes a plan to replace North Carolina's law dealing with LGBT rights.

"Everybody loves being in North Carolina for our games".

"At worst it is a betrayal of principle", he said on the Senate floor.

Companies seeking to avoid business risks generally steer clear of places embroiled in turbulent social issues, but the new legislation could be enough to restore North Carolina's reputation, said Paige Webster, a consultant in Phoenix who advises companies on where to build new operations.

Roy Cooper on Thursday signed a bill overturning the state's controversial "Bathroom Bill" after it passed the state House and Senate on the same day.

As a member of the N.C. Democratic Party's state executive committee and vice chair of Precinct 29, Covington said "we Democrats pride ourselves on the fact that we're accepting and don't discriminate against anybody". North Carolina cities, schools and other groups have offered more than 130 bids for such events.

Officially called House Bill 142, the act will also prohibit local authorities from regulating multi-occupancy toilets, showers or changing facilities, leaving it up to the state.


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