North Carolina may flush bathroom law after all

It’s almost as if there wasn’t enough happening in North Carolina these days.

The latest out of the Tar Heel State is that there may be a deal in the works to fully repeal H.B. 2, the state’s divisive transgender bathroom law.

Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said Monday that the Republican leaders of the state legislature assured him of plans to call a special session tomorrow to scrap the law.

“I hope (the leaders in the legislature) keep their word to me and with the help of Democrats in the legislature, HB2 will be repealed in full,” Cooper, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Full repeal will help to bring jobs, sports and entertainment events back and will provide the opportunity for strong LGBT protections in our state.”

Hours before Cooper made the announcement, Charlotte’s city council voted unanimously to rescind the LGBT-friendly ordinance that spurred H.B.2’s creation.

The stunning turn of events came days after Cooper unsuccessfully tried to fend off an 11th hour attempt by Republican leaders to strip him of some of his powers before he takes office.

Cooper narrowly beat out Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory for the position two weeks ago, which some in Georgia have viewed as a cautionary tale of the dangers of supporting contentious ‘religious liberty’ legislation.

Cooper ran as a strict opponent to the bathroom law, which restricts which restrooms transgender people can use in government facilities and bans cities from enforcing broader non-discrimination laws and bars local governments from prohibiting discrimination based on sexual preference.

Since the measure’s passage, North Carolina has lost hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business, according to some analysts. The NCAA, NBA and Atlantic Coast Conference sports leagues have all pulled big games from the state.

Georgia faced some of the same threats of boycotts and economic sanctions ahead of Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of the “religious liberty” bill. And after he nixed the legislation, Deal held up North Carolina as a warning.

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Donald Moore
Donald Moore

Where's aunt Bee going to relive herself.

Bill Mullen
Bill Mullen

But it's Obama's greatest accomplishments to put boys in the girls bathroom

John Totten
John Totten

NC is setting the bar pretty high for self inflicted consequences. Hope their chief strategist didn't get a bonus for his insight!!!

Sharon Bartlebaugh
Sharon Bartlebaugh

You can't allow money to change your mind. Only God determines what gender we are.

Brenda Russell
Brenda Russell

NC SC WV FL TX KY Mississippi Louisiana Arkansas MO all states that voted in this maggot. Have fun

Omar K. Ali
Omar K. Ali

The Republicans are already gutting the powers of the newly elected Governor be he takes office. It was never about safety, it was always about power with these demigods.

Chinarose Palmer
Chinarose Palmer

Sorry I do not like it a man on the bathroom with my daughter no

Annette Nash
Annette Nash

NC voted to keep people Out of restrooms that are not the same sex ! I do not want to use the bathroom with a man / woman to be ! I don't want my daughter or granddaughter to use the bathroom with someone who could pretend to be someone their not to assault or rape them ! This is a state the people voted and the left want to think there way is the only way well I say NO !

Becca Parker
Becca Parker

The scary part is you are saying NO, yet you look just like my friend who is transgender. The resemblance is stunning, as you both appear to be beautiful ladies. So should we check on you before allowing you to use the restroom? I mean, better safe than sorry right?

Becca Parker
Becca Parker

And by the way, you getting offended will totally prove my point so jump on in.

Todd Majors
Todd Majors

Spoiler alert: you've been peeing next to these people YOUR WHOLE LIFE

Don Emory
Don Emory

Don't worry all that will be fixed in a couple weeks

Theressa Loyd
Theressa Loyd

They need to! Listen! Look at the sign! 🙍🙎‍♂️ Over the last few years. How many times have you've gone to an establishment that only had one restroom 🚽? Better yet! In hospitals! While walking through the hallways the bathrooms have always been #UNISEX! So what's the difference now?? And even if you did try to pass a law. You still can't tell! Some Trans people look better than women or men! 💁🏾💁🏻‍♂️

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

Good. The politicians only care about money, not human rights. Maybe they'll listen when their money is gone. Down with this ignorant measure

Kris Henningsen
Kris Henningsen

Yeah because we need men in the bathroom with little girls you dumbasses

Eric Grant
Eric Grant

"Money is the root of all Evil". If you notice the Devil starts off by pointing out how much money is lost by passing the bill. But will not say how many Souls are lost by repelling it. The righteous believes that God will provide. The Devil tells the weak minded that he will provide a way, and like a flock of sheep they all are following the Devil over the edge to their doom.

Annette Nash
Annette Nash

Oh Becca Parker darling let me educate you . GOD is Real HEAVEN IS REAL . There will be a judgement day and you will see and hear him . I met him face to face in 2010 when I died and my dear Becca search your heart repent and ask JESUS into your heart . You will be saved . God Bless

Eric Grant
Eric Grant

Israel Allen I refuse to argue with a sodomite over the Bible. You simply don't have the capacity to understand the word because your blinded by your sinful ways.

Eric Grant
Eric Grant

Israel Allen, I may have misquoted the bible. But you have no understanding of it at all.

Israel Allen
Israel Allen

uhhh no the bible says the LOVE of money is the root to all evil read that scripture again its 1timothy 6:10 he also said money answers all things people misquote that bible scripture alot

Israel Allen
Israel Allen

Eric Grant lol o really and why is it that i don't understand that if you follow christ with your all everything else will be added just as his word says?? you're the one misquoting scriptures and want to tell somebody what they don't understand?? o i understand clearly because its the life that i live i dont just quote scriptures but when i do i quote them correctlyfor one thing thats was a side bar lol i dont just quote scriptures i live the example and i definitely dont get upset when i get corrected that's immaturity because i wasnt bashing nor attacking you but its cool i see its alot that YOU \U0001f449\U0001f3fedon't understand have a good one champ

Annette Nash
Annette Nash

The love of money is the root of all Evil . It is the love of money that is pushing the bathroom bill ! I do NOT want to use a bathroom next to a man and I do NOT want my granddaughter use the bathroom next to a man / what ever ! God Made Adam and EVE NOT Adam and Steve ! We were created man and woman for a reason to marry have children and replenish the earth . If these people want to sin and live in sin that is up to them ! But do not push me and tell me I have to conform to your way of thinking . Men go to a men's restroom women go to a women's restroom.

Becca Parker
Becca Parker

You know Eric and Annette, I have tried to conjure up an image of Jesus asking people to "drop their drawers" for an equipment check (which in a ladies room is the only real way to know) or peeking under a stall while someone else is in there. Then I remembered that not only would Jesus not do something like that, he would encourage his followers to refrain from that practice, instead treating those they encounter with love and respect. Even in the restroom. Something to think about as we Christians celebrate the birth of Christ.

Eric Grant
Eric Grant

Israel Allen, you don't understand the word because as Annette Nash stated it's the love if money that is leading to the repel of the bathroom bill. Also you don't understand "money answers everything". If you believe that in its literal sense then you are too emmersed in the earthly world, millionaires commit suicide all the time. You are misguided or just plain evil, because even the Devil can recite bible verses. This campaign lead by the Sodomites is destroying so many lives. The CDC has reported that here in Atlanta by year 2020 1 out of 2 gay black men will be HIV positive. So man reaps what he sows. Even though I replied to your misguided replies, I will not reply to another. I cannot speak for God. We all will have to answer for our sins on Judgment day. You have a good day.

Eric Grant
Eric Grant

Annette Nash let it go, you are waisting you time by arguing with them.

Israel Allen
Israel Allen

what does that have to do with your misquotation of the bible?? and the part where the bible says money's answers all things simply means that we need money to make things happen as in food shelter etc requires currency so you can keep your religious long paragraphed replies to yourself stop trying to be deep brother and yes we LITERALLY need money to fund our christian movement we LITERALLY need money to feed the hungry LITERALLY need money to house the homeless.… idc about what your point was for the bathroom situation i was simply bringing the misquote to your attention once again stop trying to tell somebody what they don't understand when you don't understand what the bible says…

Tony Rivera
Tony Rivera

Really...you don't say? No. Really. Stop.

Shearon Miller
Shearon Miller

Obama did this n all ,so Ii hurts America n the people, he has done terrible to US of America

Becca Parker
Becca Parker

You don't have a solid understanding of how our government works do you?

Calvin Arrington
Calvin Arrington

The problem is the ignorant minds that started the HB2 bill, get that ignorance of losing NC hundreds of millions of dollars out,never allow discrimination and racism to sponsor a bill! Republican obstruction, gerrymandering treason and power grabbing ill-gotten gains shall not prosper!!!

Kris Henningsen
Kris Henningsen

So send your daughter it into the bathroom with a stranger that you don't know

Bill Mullen
Bill Mullen

Obama is a miserable loser thank God people use their brains and voted trump in a landslide

Calvin Arrington
Calvin Arrington

Kris Henningsen keep making up bathroom problems that don't exist for Gerrymandering and discrimination practices!!!

Jessica Conroy
Jessica Conroy

The real threat are people who think they may approach me my children or anyone in the bathroom and expect to check our gender. No you may not. I've taught my children never to speak to strangers regardless. Someone thinking they are owed this explanation will simply be ignored which is the appropriate response or to gather security if needed

David Banfield
David Banfield

I'd be calling the cops, if sombody aproached my child in the restroom.

Deborah Hernandez
Deborah Hernandez

Look something that turn a republican head.. $$$$$$ business ...sports org...movie business...stick their finger in the air and say we will not come to your state..suddenly a mind set is changed. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AND POWER...PUT EITHER OF THESE IN PLAY AND WATCH THEM FOLD....

Chris Bennett
Chris Bennett

i dont care how you as a person conduct yourself or dress yourself, if you hve a set of balls n ur trying to go in the same bathroom as my mother daughter or wife YOU WILL NOT HVE THOSE BALLS FOR VERY LONG......

Trish Fowler Hays
Trish Fowler Hays

Sharon Martinez use the Family Bathroom if available and your situation is typically not the issue.

Jessica Conroy
Jessica Conroy

Sharon Martinez yes you may and there's nothing these fools can do about it because they may not lay a hand on you or your child. Call security if needed

Sharon Martinez
Sharon Martinez

Sooooo I am not allowed to bring my son in with me , which protects him from the men's room where MOST sexual assaults occur in terms of public restrooms?? Yeah ok, good plan guy.

Omar K. Ali
Omar K. Ali

So, you're going to check for balls outside every restroom?

Jessica Conroy
Jessica Conroy

What are you gonna do check? You sure as hell ain't laying a hand on my children in the bathroom because you want to know what sex they are. The real threat is people like you that think they're entitled to look. No you may not!

Sharon Martinez
Sharon Martinez

Sooooo I am not allowed to bring my son in with me , which protects him from the men's room where MOST sexual assaults occur in terms of public restrooms?? Yeah ok, good plan guy.

Becca Parker
Becca Parker

Real men would not ask a lady to reveal whether or not they have lady parts in their pants in public. Real ladies don't peek under the stalls in ladies rooms to get a look at another ladies parts. Just saying.

Debra Edenfield Sides
Debra Edenfield Sides

Nobody thinks you shouldn't be able to bring your male child into the restroom with you. I took my boys into the restroom with me. But after a time a boy becomes a man and a man needs to use the restroom set aside for men, just as woman should use the one set aside for woman. Most malls and some restaurants have family restrooms. So if your not comfortable going to the restroom assigned to your gender then why not use those? For many years I'm almost positive that transgenders have been using the ladies room with no problem and no issues, but that wasn't good enough, you aren't happy unless you force yourself on those that don't agree with you. See to me that is the problem if you have to Force someone to agree with you then you just become the bully you proclaim others are

Antonia Francis Reifsteck
Antonia Francis Reifsteck

I'd like to see you try to check for balls. You won't have a jaw to describe your attacker either....

Bill Mullen
Bill Mullen

Sharon Martinez The law is not about that..Obama wants a Nother social experiment with boys who think their girls in the girls bathroom