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.

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.

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