NC RE­PLACES TRANS­GEN­DER BATH­ROOM LAW

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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.

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