NC Nixes Trans Bathroom Law, Groups Pan 'Compromise'

Law360, New York (March 30, 2017, 7:11 PM EDT) -- North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday signed a bill undoing the state’s controversial law requiring people in public facilities to use the bathroom corresponding with their birth sex and adding new restrictions civil rights groups say render it a false repeal.

The bill, known as House Bill 142, was announced late Wednesday by Cooper, a Democrat, and Republican leaders from both branches of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Senate passed the bill 32-16 late Thursday morning, and the House sent it to the governor by a 70-48 vote hours later.

HB142’s expedited passage comes after the National Collegiate Athletic...

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