NC REPLACES TRANSGENDER BATHROOM LAW
5North Carolina repealed a law regulating bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to lure back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed the replacement bill into law after the Republican-controlled state Senate and House of Representatives approved it in separate votes earlier in the day in the capital, Raleigh. It was unclear if the legislation would be sufficient to bring back the basketball games, concerts, financial firms and technology companies that abandoned North Carolina. The new measure rescinds House Bill 2, the so-called bathroom bill that required transgender people to use the bathrooms in state-run buildings that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.