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North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.
GOP leaders announced the new legislation would be debated and voted on Thursday—at about 9:15 a.m. ET– but it was unclear whether there were enough House and Senate votes to pass it.
Cooper, who ran successfully last fall on a platform that included repealing House Bill 2, said in a release that he supported the compromise.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) March 30, 2017
“It’s not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation,” he said.
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