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NC Governor-Elect Says Legislature Will Meet to Repeal ‘Bathroom” Law


bathroom symbol via shutterstockNorth Carolina Governor-elect Roy Cooper announced on Monday that state legislators will convene Tuesday to repeal HB2, known as the ‘Bathroom Law’ that overturned city ordinances that extended protected status to LBGT individuals.

Cooper, a Democrat, narrowly beat incumbent Republican Governor Pat McCrory during the election last month.  McCrory initially challenged the results, before ultimately conceding the race last week.

HB2 was pushed by McCrory and became a national issue, dubbed the ‘Bathroom Law” because it required individuals to use public restrooms corresponding with their sex assigned at birth.

Several major organizations moved planned events form the city, most notably the National Basketball Association (NBA) which refused to hold the All-Star Game in Charlotte, citing HB2.

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