It’s bad in theory and in practice.
Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law | Reuters:
“North Carolina on Thursday repealed a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to bring back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory.
However, the new law replacing the old one bans cities in the state from passing their own anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people until 2020, drawing scorn from civil rights advocates and casting doubt on whether boycotting businesses will return to the state.
Democratic Governor Roy Cooper signed the replacement bill into law after the Republican-controlled state Senate and House of Representatives approved it in separate votes in the capital, Raleigh.”
She’s 10 years old, and she’s transgender. Her parents are more scared than ever. | News | postandcourier.com:
“SUMMERVILLE — For her toenails, after careful thought, she chooses a shimmery purple OPI lacquer called Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs. Her mother opts for a pearly blood-red. The salon, bathed in fluorescent lights, reeks of acrylic and acetone. Her father, beads of sweat pooling on his forehead, hunkers down in a chair by the door.”
Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters:
“North Carolina’s governor on Tuesday made his latest attempt at convincing legislators to repeal a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, while more than 140 entertainers called a similar measure proposed in Texas ‘a poison.'”
McKinney Printed N.C.’s Bathroom Bill on Toilet Paper. You Know What to Do With It | Adweek:
“‘It makes great cocktail napkins, bookmarks, facial tissues. But you know what’s best to do with it!’ Yes, Durham, N.C., agency McKinney knows where its home state’s controversial House Bill 2 belongs—in the toilet.”
Anderson Ritter, 11, and his brother Baird, 7, protested House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C., in April. The law cut back legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.Dillon Deaton for The New York Times
North Carolina legislature debates repeal of transgender bathroom law | Reuters:
“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.”
NC moves toward ending transgender bathroom dispute – CNNPolitics.com:
“The Charlotte city council voted to rescind its controversial ‘Non-Discrimination Ordinance’ that allowed transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponded to their gender identity, the council announced on Monday.
The city council apparently voted to repeal the ordinance as part of an exchange. In return, the state Legislature — held by the GOP — promised to hold a special session on Tuesday to repeal its similarly controversial House Bill 2, or ‘bathroom bill,’ that required individuals statewide to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender identity listed on their birth certificate. The statewide ordinance had been passed in response to the Charlotte city ordinance.”
North Carolina Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Feds Over Transgender Bathroom Access – BuzzFeed News:
“But the state will continue to defend its law that bans transgender people from certain bathrooms in another lawsuit involving the federal government.”
U.S. judge questions North Carolina transgender bathroom law | The Fiscal Times:
“WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge weighing whether to halt a North Carolina law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people in government buildings and public schools questioned at a hearing on Monday what problem the measure fixed and how it would make restrooms safer.”
NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out of Charlotte Over Transgender Bathroom Law HB2 – NBC News:
“In one of the biggest economic consequences to come out of North Carolina’s controversial law that bans transgender people from using bathrooms in accordance with their gender identities, the National Basketball Association has decided to pull the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte.”
Department of Justice: NC’s anti-LGBT law “is state-sanctioned discrimination” – Metro Weekly:
“‘H.B. 2 is not merely a solution to a non-existent problem; it is state-sanctioned discrimination that is inflicting immediate and significant harm on transgender individuals.’”