The end of the “Bathroom Bill" ?
Leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, took the first steps in a process that may ultimately lead to the repeal of HB2, the controversial state law that requires people to use the restroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
The state law, enacted in March under Governor McCrory, a Republican, also overturned local nondiscrimination ordinances, and barred cities in North Carolina from enacting their own minimum wages, reports The Atlantic.
On Monday, however, Charlotte leaders voted unanimously to repeal an ordinance that it enacted in February which banned discrimination against LGBT people and, most controversially, required businesses to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
Since it was enacted, the bill has encountered massive resistance, including costly national boycotts, and a negative response to the law statewide. The state law not only overturned local nondiscrimination ordinances, it also dictated that transgender people use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. In addition, it barred cities in North Carolina from enacting their own minimum wages.