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>> We have reached an agreement with->> Lawmakers in North Carolina agreeing to repeal a controversial state law, the so called Bathroom Bill, prohibiting transgender people from using restrooms linked to their new gender identities. The last minute deal hammered out on Wednesday, follows an ultimatum by the NCAA, which threatened to boycott North Carolina from hosting basketball championships, a measure that could have cost the state nearly $4 billion.
The compromise on House Bill 2 or HB 2 would still ban and local municipalities, schools, and others from allowing transgender members to access the bathroom of their choice. It would also effectively stop cities from offering their own job and restroom protections to vulnerable groups, drawing criticism from LGBT advocates.
The Human Rights Campaign of pro gay group Tweeting quote, any NC lawmaker who supports this bad HB2 deal, is no ally of LGBTQ people, and will have planted themselves on the wrong side of history. The agreement us set to go before the Legislature for a vote Thursday.