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5 Years After 'Bathroom Bill,' Charlotte Again OK's LGBTQ+ Rights Law

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NBC News reports.However, it does not address restroom access, as North Carolina law reserves power over that to state legislators.

The original Charlotte ordinance was controversial because it would have allowed transgender people to use the public restrooms consistent with their gender identity, and that led opponents to demonize trans people as predators or contend that, at least, people could pretend to be trans to gain access to women’s restrooms for predatory purposes.So the state in 2016 called a special legislative session to pass the infamous House Bill 2, which barred trans people from using the restrooms and other single-sex facilities comporting with their gender identity when in government-managed buildings, such as city halls,.

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