North Carolina Repeals ‘Bathroom Bill’
It’s a royal flush. North Carolina has voted to repeal the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” which critics say discriminates against LGBTQ citizens. The law was repealed with a 70-48 vote, and has been signed by Gov. Roy Cooper, despite backlash from the LGBTQ community. Concerns have been raised about the repeal, which has been enacted as part of a compromise that prohibits local councils and cities from developing and implementing their own anti-discrimination ordinances, effectively leaving trans rights at the mercy of the state.