North Carolina repeals LGBTQ bathroom law

Previous law required transgender people to use the restroom that matched their birth gender.

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North Carolina‘s Senate and House on Thursday approved a bill to retool a law banning transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities, hoping to bring back companies and sports leagues that had boycotted the state.

However, civil rights advocates roundly criticised the compromise measure. And it was not immediately clear whether businesses and the athletic leagues would reverse their boycotts of the Southern state, whose law had been viewed as discriminating against transgender people.

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