Dillon Deaton for The New York Times
“North Carolina’s Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed repealing the state’s law restricting transgender restroom access, but outraged the law’s opponents by adding a provision to temporarily ban cities from passing measures to support transgender rights.
The legislation filed by Senate President Phil Berger followed hours of closed-doors talks among Republicans, who met in a special session to consider scrapping the law that has put North Carolina at the center of America’s debate over transgender rights.
The state in March became the first to bar transgender people from using public restrooms that match their gender identity, citing traditional values and a need for public safety. Opponents called it mean-spirited and unnecessary.”