The proposed legislation failed following condemnation from civil rights groups and business leaders.
UPDATE AS OF 1:35 PM: The North Carolina state legislature voted 70-48 to pass the HB2 replacement. The measure will now head to the desk of Governor Roy Cooper, who supports it. House votes 70-48 to pass #HB2 replacement. Now goes to governor, who will sign. #ncpol — Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) March 30, 2017 ORIGINAL STORY: … Continued
UPDATE AS OF 4 PM EST: It’s official: North Carolina GOP Gov. Pat McCrory has signed legislation stripping power from the governor’s office before his successor, Democrat Roy Cooper, takes office next year. North Carolina Republicans who control the General Assembly called a surprise special session to present bills designed to strip power from the newly … Continued
[DIGEST: Reuters, New York Times] The Obama administration will issue a directive on Friday telling every U.S. public school district to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. The letter, signed by officials from the Justice and Education Departments, does not have the force of law. It does, however, state … Continued