What amazing news!
On Monday, North Carolina’s governor-elect Roy Cooper announced his plans to repeal the anti-transgender bathroom law known as HB2. The measure, which requires everyone to use restrooms corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate, was passed in March 2016.
As we previously reported, the discriminatory law incited anger amongst the LGBT community and numerous celebrities. In fact, many musical acts like like Maroon 5 and Nick Jonas cancelled concerts in the state after the hateful legislation was passed.
Now it looks like Cooper is promising to repeal the bill after the Charlotte City Council voted to repeal its own local nondiscrimination ordinance.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Cooper revealed:
“Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte’s vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB2 in full.”
How wonderful! It looks the state’s new governor is committed to making positive changes in the state, despite NC lawmakers and current governor Pat McCrory‘s attempt to strip him of authoritative power before he takes office in January.
Congrats, North Carolina! Hopefully this will be the end of the state’s anti-LGBT legislation — there’s no excuse for hate!
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