North Carolina Bathroom Bill To Be Repealed

Jason Hopkins
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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 12:30 PM
North Carolina Bathroom Bill To Be Repealed

During a time when a lot of pundits are screaming about partisan antics taking place in North Carolina - there is a monumental bipartisan deal set to take place inside the state’s capitol.

Incoming Democratic governor Roy Cooper announced that the state's legislature will repeal the controversial HB2 law that has caused the ire of so many liberals and pro-LGBT activists around the country.

"Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte's vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB 2 in full. I hope they will keep their word to me and with the help of Democrats in the legislature, HB2 will be repealed in full,” the governor-elect said in a statement.

Governor-elect Cooper was referring to a deal made between the GOP-controlled North Carolina legislature and the Democratic Charlotte city council. The whole reason, Republicans argue, HB2 came to fruition was because of an ordinance passed in Charlotte allowing basically anyone to walk into a public bathroom of their choosing. With the Charlotte ordinance now taken back, the North Carolina capitol will hold a special session Tuesday to repeal HB2.

The cooperation between local Republicans and Democrats is a strong sign of partisanship as the state recovers from a contentious gubernatorial race. Last week, lawmakers removed certain powers away from the incoming Democrat governor.

After passing the “Bathroom Bill,” the state of North Carolina faced intense backlash, resulting in various boycotts.