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North Carolina legislature announce plan to repeal the ‘bathroom bill’

FILE – In this may 17, 2016, file photo, a new label a gender-neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle. A Federal judge in Texas, the Obama government blocked the policy for American public schools to use transgender students must be allowed bathroom and locker rooms in accordance with their chosen gender identity. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

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North Carolina-the controversial “bathroom bill” may soon be flushed.

In the case of a late-night press conference Wednesday, the Republican legislators announced an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on the legislation to repeal the law, known as House Bill 2, which was adopted last year.

The law limits non-LGBT people protection from discrimination and requires transgender people to public restrooms according to the gender on your birth certificate.

The new proposal provides for the repeal House Bill 2 would, but it would still leave state legislators in charge of the policy on public toilets Local governments would be prohibited discrimination regulations do not happen to be about sexual orientation and gender identity until December 2020.

The announcement came after the NCAA said North Carolina sites are not taken into account for the championship events from 2018 to 2022, “without any change” in House Bill 2, which views it as discrimination.

Local media reported that the NCAA had a period of time the state of a at Thursday, for changes to House Bill 2 as it could be, as the host, the organization of the Championships. North Carolina cities, schools and other groups, 131 offers for such events.

The law has already asked to some companies to put a stop, to cancel extensions, and entertainers and sports organizations, or to move the events, including the NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. An Associated Press analysis this week found that HB2 lost already cost the state more than $3.76 billion business, more than a dozen years.

House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger said the new legislation will be matched, to follow in the state Senate on Thursday morning with a voice in the state House.

Moore and Berger said in a statement that the proposal “in full bathroom security and privacy protects”. Cooper said he supported the proposal, saying it was “not a perfect thing,” but begins to call the repair of the state.

It was unclear whether the votes of the house of representatives and the Senate to pass it. The Republican’s announcement was followed by several hours of private meetings of the legislature, and with Berger and Moore shuttling between their offices on the corner of the Legislative Building.

Leaders of national and state gay rights groups, said on Wednesday evening, you just want to HB2 laws repealed in its entirety and does nothing else. You have been complaining about the current compromise proposals-that it is ultimately not-because you said it the discrimination on the books against LGBT people.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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