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North Carolina lawmakers replace 'bathroom law'

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:00

North Carolina's Senate and House on Thursday approved a bill to retool a law banning transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities, hoping to bring back companies and sports leagues that had boycotted the state. Chris Dignam reports.

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North Carolina's Senate and House of Representatives both passing a bill Thursday to repeal the state's controversial transgender bathroom law. Now, it heads to Governor Roy Cooper, who's expected to sign it. But civil rights advocates say it doesn't go far enough. That's because the measure blocks cities in the state from enacting their own nondiscrimination laws until the year 2020. North Carolina lawmakers had reached the compromise a day earlier not long after the NCAA said it would not award the state potentially lucrative hosting honors for its championship events unless changes to the law were made. It was not immediately clear if it and other businesses would reverse their boycotts of the Southern state. The democratic Governor is expected to approve the measure on Thursday, even though he's getting blasted by LGBT rights activists, who say the new version allows discrimination to continue.

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North Carolina lawmakers replace 'bathroom law'

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:00