TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 21, 2016

A deal to kill North Carolina's HB2, dubbed the “bathroom bill,” was still in flux today as Republican leaders stalled action on a compromise bill, the Charlotte Observer reports. Outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory had called legislators back to the Capitol to repeal the law, which excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from antidiscrimination protections and requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. As part of the deal to get the bill passed, the city of Charlotte had earlier repealed its transgender bathroom ordinance, which had led the state legislature to pass HB2 in the first place. Following that action, some legislators changed course, offering amendments that would essentially make it impossible for cities to pass nondiscrimination laws.