North Carolina's "bathroom bill" repeal: who's satisfied?
It was also to protect basketball, one of the state's most treasured institutions.
HB2 prompted Deutsche Bank and PayPal Holdings halt expansion plans in the state, and an Associated Press analysis released this week stated the bill would cost North Carolina more than $3.76 billion (3.5 billion euros) in lost business over 12 years. The NCAA has already moved major events in baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse and other sports from the state.
"For over a year now, House Bill 2 has been a dark cloud hanging over our great state", governor Roy Cooper said before signing the repeal bill.
Today we repealed House Bill 2, and we begin to end discrimination in North Carolina. Both Cooper and the Republican House speaker said they expected the NCAA to once again schedule championship events. "I assume they all had a conversation and a handshake somewhere".
At its heart, the bill restricted people's use of public bathrooms based on the person's gender as listed on their birth certificate.
The American Civil Liberties Union and gay rights activists complained that the new law still denies gay and transgender people certain protections from discrimination, and they demanded nothing less than full repeal.
That provision expires in 2020.
N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said the bill is good for the state right now, though he recognized that not everyone felt that way.
The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance issued a joint statement following Thursday's vote saying they were "cautiously optimistic" that the legislative compromise would placate prospective visitors, but acknowledged that it was still an open question. Floyd McKissick, a Durham Democrat.
The ACC's move came days after the NCAA pulled seven championship events out of North Carolina.
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Charlotte is bidding to host men's NCAA basketball tournament games at the Spectrum Center for three years - 2020-2022. "It's more of a stopgap than anything else", Mohan said.
Governor Cooper, who ran for election on a platform of repealing HB2, said: "It's not a ideal deal, but it repeals HB2 and begins to fix our reputation".
It's not clear whether the NCAA would be satisfied by the changes. "The politics of this in North Carolina are obviously very, very hard". Thus, North Carolina's law achieved the same objective as the law in Romer of depriving particular groups of legal protections, without having to come out and name the groups it was targeting.
Raleigh's News & Observer offers two honest, well-argued and contrasting views this morning on yesterday's HB2 repeal/compromise - a new law that many are referring to as HB2.0. Donald Trump won North Carolina comfortably.
"I believe with all my heart that this is the right thing to do", he said. "That is a very practical concern".
"So those committees have been waiting to see whether or not North Carolina was going to change their laws". California and NY had banned nonessential travel by state employees to North Carolina after HB2 became law. It has threatened to keep siting its sporting events in other states as long as House Bill 2 remains on the books.
The repeal measure "will allow us to put the issue behind us", said John Lassiter, the chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the public-private group that recruits businesses to the state. "That would be in my campaign literature".
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