Paul Fogleman,

Repeal of HB2—the “bathroom bill”—brought back the old days of bipartisan votes.There were significant votes from Democrats and Republicans in the N.C. House last week when legislators finally removed laws that targeted use of public restrooms by transgender people. The repeal also removed language dealing with rights to sue over discrimination and authority of local governments to adopt minimum wage laws. As a result, the ACC and NCAA “reluctantly” lifted sanctions for major sporting events in North Carolina. Yet to be determined is the future of conventions and the location of new businesses in the state. LGBTQ groups have been sharply critical of Gov. Roy Cooper for brokering the agreement because local governments still are prohibited from adopting anti-discrimination laws. Businesses can adopt their own policies for use of restrooms.

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