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