North Carolina’s incoming governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, says, “I’m disappointed that we have yet to remove the stain from the reputation of our great state.” Cooper is talking about a failure by state lawmakers to repeal a law that omits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. It’s been called the “bathroom bill” because it requires people to use public bathrooms and showers based on their gender at birth.
On failed effort to repeal #HB2: Gov.-elect Roy Cooper says “The legislature had a chance to do the right thing, they failed.” pic.twitter.com/YTpgO5hULK
— Steve Daniels (@DanielsABC11) December 22, 2016
That moment when we started to realize #HB2 would not get repealed in NC. My report for @tvkatesnow @msnbc https://t.co/YTktguABYI
— Mariana Atencio (@marianaatencio) December 22, 2016
There’s a lot of finger-pointing going on in North Carolina, where a supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal the state’s anti-LGBT law fell apart. After more than nine hours of private and public talks, state legislators quit trying to revoke House Bill 2 and went home. The law became known as the “bathroom bill” because it limited transgenders to public restrooms that lined up with their sex at birth.
North Carolina Fails to #Repeal Bathroom Law That Prompted Boycotts https://t.co/ORUBqS2wnt pic.twitter.com/Tho2EBgCLy
— Simply (@SimplyNewsApp) December 22, 2016
North Carolina has been facing boycotts by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events.