Excerpt From: News & Observer. Written By: Lynn Bonner.
Gov. Roy Cooper continues to push for repeal of the controversial law known as House Bill 2 that limits LGBT protections.
An attempt to repeal HB2 fell apart in a special legislative session before Christmas.
The law requires transgender people to use bathrooms in government buildings that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates. It also puts restrictions on local non-discrimination ordinances.
Cooper maintains that there are enough votes in both chambers to repeal the law, but groups that support socially conservative causes are determined to keep it in place. Earlier this month, Republican House Speaker Tim Moore predicted there would be a compromise.