North Carolina Finalizes ‘Bathroom Bill’


In 2016, HB2 was passed by the General Assembly. The bill required people in public buildings to use only the restroom that corresponded to the sex listed on their birth certificate.

Last week, a Federal Court finally approved a settlement that allows transgender people to use whatever bathrooms they deem to correspond with their gender identity.  The General Assembly may no longer prohibit transgender people from lawfully using public facilities on the sole basis of gender identity.

Unfortunately, the settlement does not go so far as to protect employees in the area of employment discrimination; it leaves unresolved a moratorium on local anti-discrimination ordinances.

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