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N.C. Governor signs repeal of HB2 law

A compromise bill to repeal the controversial legislation was passed by the NC legislature

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 142, a compromise bill that repeals the controversial HB2 legislation, today after it passed voting in the North Carolina General Assembly.


Today’s compromise passed in the state Senate by a vote of 32-16 and 70-48 in the state house.

The bill saw opposition by both members of the legislature who did not want to see HB2 repealed, as well as opponents of the original legislation who felt this bill was too much of a compromise.

See Related Article: UPDATE: IMC-backed entertainment venue shelved due to HB2


The legislation includes three provisions: Repeal of HB2; keeping regulation of multiple occupancy restrooms, showers and changing facilities to the state; and a moratorium on local ordinances regulating public accommodations or private employment practices through Dec. 1, 2020.

See Related Article: High Point Market Authority says HB 2 could affect attendance


Known as the “bathroom bill,” HB2 was passed in March 2016 and stirred controversy with many businesses and entities such as the NCAA and NBA pulling out of the state or boycotting. The NCAA had given the state a deadline of March 30 to repeal the bill, lest it pull its tournaments from North Carolina venues until 2022.

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Image of Jennifer BringleJennifer Bringle | Features Editor, Casual Living

Jennifer Bringle is the features editor of Casual Living. She previously served as an editor and reporter at a number of publications, including Kids Today, AAA Living Magazine, The News & Observer of Raleigh and Carolina Parent. Her work also has appeared in The Washington Post, Southern Living, Our State and The News & Record of Greensboro, and she is the author of several non-fiction books for middle and high school-aged children.  Contact her at jbringle@casualliving.com

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