North Carolina legislators just announced a new compromise bill with the promise to repeal the worst aspects of HB2, the so-called "bathroom bill."
But many LGBT groups aren't buying it.
The new bill doesn't let localities pass anti-discrimination laws for more than 3 years, and its language continues to stigmatize transgender people.
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin tweeted: "This 'deal' does NOT repeal HB2. It’s simply another version of HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save [the] state’s economy."
The reason: it seems North Carolina's leadership is trying to beat today's deadline set by the NCAA, which has threatened not to host any championship games in the state through 2022 if HB2 stays on the books.
How to help really repeal HB2
Thank the NCAA for its stand and urge it to not fall for the compromise bill.
Call NC Gov. Roy Cooper (quickly), who campaigned on repealing HB2, to urge him to veto this bill and go back to the drawing board: 919.814.2000.
Maybe even the UNC basketball team, on its way to the Final Four this weekend, could be persuaded to weigh in. We imagine the Tarheels would enjoy home court advantage in future years.