Hundreds Rally For and Against “Bathroom Bill”


(WRAL) Hundreds of people who support a new North Carolina discrimination law made their position known Monday in a rally outside the State Capitol.

House Bill 2, which was signed into law last month, prohibits transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to the gender with which they identify. It also created a statewide anti-discrimination standard for employment and public accommodations that excludes gays, lesbians and transgenders and blocks cities and counties from extending protections to the LGBT community.

The law has met with nationwide ridicule and withering criticism from business executives and performers in recent weeks. On Monday, for example, the global community of 1,700 Certified B Corporations said it would move its annual meetings this fall out of the state.

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