North Carolina to repeal bathroom bill
It’s a victory for the LGBT community.
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Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper announced the repeal after Charlotte City Council voted to strike down a local law that prompted HB2.
The law requires transgender people to use toilets that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates.
The ruling led to boycotts by sports teams, businesses, and entertainers.
Public bathrooms have become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the US.
The Justice Department sued North Carolina over the law and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch likened that law to the policies of racial segregation. The state’s Republicans argued that the law was necessary for privacy and safety.
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