RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) — It’s been one year since House Bill 2 became the most famous – and infamous – piece of legislation in North Carolina.
The controversial law gained national attention for requiring ransgender people to use multi-stall restrooms in public buildings that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates and blocks expansion of LGBT rights in local ordinances and state law.
Since passing, a lot has happened.
The state has seen economic boycotts, national protests, the loss of college and pro sports events and ultimately a change in governorship, all of which can be traced back to the so-called “bathroom bill.”
Governor Roy Coopers has repeatedly talked about the urgency to repeal HB2.
Both parties say they’re willing to negotiate a repeal, but can’t seem to agree on a compromise even one year after the controversial law was passed.
The latest attempt to repeal HB2 comes from a Democrat pitching an old idea from Republicans.
Senate Bill 332 proposes a full repeal of the law plus a 30-day “cooling off” period after the legislature adjourns this summer.