North Carolina’s Legislature Poised To Repeal ‘Bathroom Bill’

From NPR

North Carolina’s Legislature is poised to repeal the controversial “bathroom bill,” after the Charlotte City Council unanimously voted to repeal its local anti-discrimination measure.

The state law, called House Bill 2 or HB2, was passed in March as a direct response to that Charlotte measure — over the course of 12 hours, in the state’s first special legislative session in 35 years.

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This is wonderful news.  I was afraid that this law would set a precedent and other states would follow suit, especially with the incoming vice-president.  Bathroom laws change from state to state and change from time to time, so it is important you are aware of the laws and of your rights.  Bathroom laws are also, in my opinion, a way to gauge the public’s perception of us and a way for us to see what they think of us.  A law like this changing helps our community become a little more accepted.

Love, Hannah

UPDATED…

Repeal Of North Carolina’s HB2 Law Fails As Legislature Adjourns Special Session

From NPR

The North Carolina Legislature began a special session on Wednesday morning to vote on the repeal of a controversial state law that limits civil rights protections for LGBT people, but the effort failed by day’s end as the Legislature adjourned without passing any bill.

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3 thoughts on “North Carolina’s Legislature Poised To Repeal ‘Bathroom Bill’

  1. I hate to throw cold water on your post, Hannah, but as I write this Wednesday evening, the North Carolina lawmakers are dragging their feet on repealing HB2. The state lawmakers literally turned down the repeal! The intransigence on their part shouldn’t be surprising, as these bastards (and, no, I’m not retracting that justified descriptive) just want to keep encouraging discrimination against trans people in particular and the entire LGBTQ community as a whole. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article122145494.html

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  2. With the President we will have this January, I have a bad feeling this will not be overturned and more such bills will be enacted possibly on the federal level. With a Republican presidential and the legislature controlled by the Republicans I expect more of this than less

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