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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:10 AM

North Carolina repealed bathroom bill and replaced it with the same bill in different language

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You may remember North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2 (HB2), the bill that has cost the state over $3.75 billion dollars, cost its former Gov. Pat McCrory his election, and cost thousands of LGBTQ North Carolinians their piece of mind and safety. It has been a stain on the state compounding the disgrace of a General Assembly that had already systematically worked to disenfranchise Black voters and solidify power for those already seated in office.

Yesterday, as the legislature approached today’s deadline imposed by the NCAA to repeal HB2, newly elected Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore reached what they are calling a “compromise” repeal of HB2.


The bill does repeal HB2, but it just replaces it with prohibitions on local government entities (including cities, towns, schools) from extending legal protections to LGBT people until 2020 and bans on protections for transgender individuals in restrooms and other single-sex spaces forever.

The bill makes it illegal to protect people from discrimination. And worse still, it does so under a claimed interest in protecting “bathroom safety and privacy.”


https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/dont-be-fooled-north-carolina-there-no-repeal-anti-trans-hb2-only-more

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It also states that so far in 2017 at least 8 trans women have been murdered. I hope the NCAA is not fooled by this bill and refuses to move their games until an actual repeal is enacted

EDIT TO ADD: The state has lost $600 million so far. These lawmakers hate trumps everything, including the welfare of all its people

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Reply North Carolina repealed bathroom bill and replaced it with the same bill in different language (Original post)
Maraya1969 Mar 2017 OP
joeybee12 Mar 2017 #1
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #2
Maraya1969 Mar 2017 #5
PJMcK Mar 2017 #3
msongs Mar 2017 #4
SaschaHM Mar 2017 #6
Cha Mar 2017 #8
SaschaHM Mar 2017 #7
Maraya1969 Mar 2017 #9
SaschaHM Mar 2017 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2017 #11
HAB911 Mar 2017 #12

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:15 AM

1. This "compromise " is bullshit.

 

Knr

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:16 AM

2. NC not SC.

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:54 AM

5. Thanks. Fixed

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:16 AM

3. Your title is confusing

North or South Carolina?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:40 AM

4. that oughta put a stop to all this roy cooper is so wonderful stuff. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:54 AM

6. Republicans have a veto proof majority here in NC...

There really isn't much Gov. Cooper can do to stop legislation from becoming law.

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:58 AM

8. Gov Cooper is definitely much better than that

mccrory

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:57 AM

7. Republicans have a veto proof majority in NC.

I'm surprised that the "compromise" wasn't much worse.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 04:00 AM

9. What is amazing is they were trying to get the NCAA to stop their boycott because of the

money, they are in the finals and because the people love them so much. Did they think they wouldn't notice?

I saw on another tread someone said they were definitely not stopping the boycott. Sounded like first hand knowledge.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 04:04 AM

10. The NCAA actually gave them a 48hour deadline for repeal in order to be eligible for games up to .

2022.

As for them stopping the boycott or not, Idk. This doesn't deal with the bathroom/trans issues, but it deals with some of the other odious provisions of HB2. That being said when it comes to NCAA games in NC, democratic leaning communities bear the brunt of that damage so I doubt the Republicans care much.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:00 AM

11. Wait

I originally missed the part where it would be illegal to pass bathroom/public accomodations protections indefinitely? FTS!!!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:06 AM

12. I assume the NCAA will see through the deception?

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