North Carolina: Attempt to repeal bathroom law fails

North Carolina: Attempt to repeal bathroom law fails
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[Ed. – Once again, this is not an “LGBT” bathroom law.  It’s an anti-lawsuit law to make sure men can’t sue for unfettered access to the women’s bathroom, and localities won’t try to force such rules within their jusrisdictions.  It carries no enforcement provisions; i.e., there is no provision to station police to check who’s going to the bathroom where.  Its purpose is to establish that there exists no right to demand open access to a bathroom that doesn’t correspond to your plumbing.]

Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. …

It was passed earlier this year after Charlotte officials approved a sweeping anti-discrimination ordinance.

The repeal compromise touted by both Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory called for Charlotte to do away with its ordinance. In exchange, lawmakers would undo the LGBT law.

But both sides balked: GOP lawmakers cried foul when Charlotte leaders initially left part of the city’s ordinance in place. And when the Senate bill called for a months-long ban on cities passing similar ordinances, Democrats said Republicans were going back on their promise. Cooper said the moratorium essentially doubled down on discrimination.

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