Excerpt From: WRAL. Written By: Mark Binker.
Members of the Republican-controlled state House the latest attempt by Democrats to repeal the controversial measure known as HB2.
House Minority Leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, tried to amend a bill dealing with banking commission membership to include the three-line repeal measure. Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, who was serving in the role of Speaker for the day, ruled the amendment out of order because it wasn’t related to the underlying bill. Jackson appealed that ruling to his fellow House members.
“This is the week to repeal House Bill 2 or let it stand until after the next election,” Jackson told his colleagues. While there’s no legal deadline on repealing the measure, lawmakers will lose the incentive to compromise if and when the NCAA refuses to place championship games over the next several years. That’s expected to happen sometime this month.
HB2 passed nearly a year ago. It most famously deals with the use of bathrooms in government facilities by transgender individuals. But other measures affect the rights of LGBT people in communities across the state.