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What changes (and what doesn’t) in HB2 replacement bill

Friday, March 31, 2017  
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When lawmakers passed a bill – quickly signed into law by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper – on Thursday that replaced the state’s controversial law known as House Bill 2, two major changes took effect immediately.

First: the law eliminates the state’s requirement that people in government facilities use the bathroom matching their birth certificate.

North Carolina now rejoins 48 other states that have no explicit law about bathrooms and transgender people. One state, Washington, has gone the other direction and explicitly allowed allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. Read more from The News & Observer

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