On Wednesday, December 21, legislators came together to discuss the repeal for HB2, a bill in North Carolina banning people from using bathrooms that do not match their biological sex. It was signed by then-Governor Pat McCrory in March 2016. This bill was extremely controversial as it put transgender people at risk.
In the gallery, lawmakers adjourned at 7:30 p.m. and went home without repealing the bill. All votes were against repealing it. The results were 32-16. They said they would come together again on January 11, 2017 to maybe discuss repealing again.
The result has citizens disappointed, as before the meeting happened, Democratic and Republican leaders in Charlotte supposedly agreed to repeal HB2 as long as an anti-discrimination ordinance from February 2016 was also repealed. The Charlotte City Council said that they repealed the anti-discrimination bill, but a report from The Charlotte Observer says they did not. They are now re-repealing the bill.