NC Gov. Roy Cooper learns repeal and replace doesn’t make anyone happy after rolling back bathroom bill

Posted at 5:08 pm on March 30, 2017 by Brett T.

As Twitchy reported, legislators in North Carolina worked late Wednesday night to craft a compromise bill to replace the state’s controversial “bathroom bill” and hopefully bring the NCAA championships and other events back after a boycott saw the tournament move to South Carolina.

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A little before midnight, the North Carolina General Assembly issued a press release that the House, Senate, and governor had reached an agreement to repeal HB2, and voting would begin Thursday morning.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, on Thursday afternoon signed into law the bill repealing HB2, which he described as “a dark cloud hanging over our great state.”

Something sounds familiar there. It wasn’t a strict repeal, but more of a repeal and replace deal, and even though it wasn’t the deal anyone wanted, it was really just the important first step toward something really awesome.

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In short, no one seems happy about the deal, with progressive supporters particularly stung by the compromise measures.

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