Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

"After the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 32-16, the House voted 70-48 to send it on to Gov. Roy Cooper", reported the News & Observer, which listed every lawmaker who voted for HB142, falsely branded as a repeal of the widely unpopular and transphobic bathroom bill HB2. Details about the replacement weren't immediately available.

The deal came as the NCAA said North Carolina wouldn't be considered for championship events from 2018 to 2022 unless HB2 was changed. Also, businesses canceled expansions or moves to North Carolina, the National Basketball Association withdrew its All-Star Game from Charlotte, and entertainers such as Bruce Springsteen canceled concerts.

2 off the books and gender-neutral bathrooms ordinances in cities across the state, say they are disappointed in the compromise that Cooper worked out with the Republican-led legislature.

The proposed repeal was prompted by increasing backlash-North Carolina stands to lose $3.7 billion from business boycotts of the state.

LGBT advocates and their allies say the new proposal isn't a compromise at all-they're actually calling it HB 2.0. "The NCAA gave North Carolina an opportunity to undo the damage of HB2 and they failed to do so". Backers say the bill preserves the privacy and safety of people in restrooms and changing rooms. Griffin added that "the consequences of this hateful law will only continue without full repeal of HB2". It also prohibited cities and towns from enacting anti-discrimination laws, or laws protecting workers (which is completely unrelated, but still awful).

The agreement removes the limits on trans bathroom use but "would still leave state legislators in charge of policy on public restrooms", WUNC reports. "At worst it is a betrayal of principle", the Charlotte-area legislator said.

North Carolina's controversial "Bathroom Bill" may be effectively overturned, now that the state's General Assembly approves a new measure striking much of the original law aimed at preventing use of public restrooms according to gender identity. HB2 will be replaced by House Bill 142, which has been deemed a "compromise" by its authors yet still deemed discriminatory by LGBT and human rights organizations.

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North Carolina's previous governor, Pat McCrory, signed H.B.

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

However, leaders in the LGBTQ community, like Equality NC director Chris Sgro, who have been working closely with Governor Roy Cooper to get H.B.

Basketball-mad North Carolina is bracing for what could be another costly hit from its "bathroom bill" as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports. In a statement following the late-night negotiation, Governor Cooper said he supports the compromise, adding: "It's not a ideal deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to fix our reputation". The American Civil Liberties Union characterized HB 142, the replacement bill, as a "poorly thought-out, unsafe backroom deal" that is "perhaps more insidious" than the original.

The compromise was condemned by some on both sides, with conservatives staunchly defending the current law, also known as House Bill 2, and gay and transgender activists complaining that the new measure still denies them protection from discrimination.

"It's been a very long day for all of us", House Speaker Tim Moore said.

In addition to sporting events being withdrawn in reaction to the law, businesses have shelved projects and entertainers such as Bruce Springsteen have canceled shows.

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