Why did North Carolina’s deal to repeal HB2 come undone?

Why did North Carolina’s deal to repeal HB2 come undone?Phil Berger and Bob Rucho listen as a bill to repeal North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is discussed on Wednesday. A deal to scrap House Bill 2 (HB2), the “bathroom bill” that’s caused tremendous tension in the Tar Heel State, fell apart Wednesday night in a raucous special session where state legislators hurled recriminations at each other — a microcosm of the state’s deeply divided politics. HB2, which passed in March, eliminates local antidiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people and legislates that people must use bathrooms that match their biological sex as indicated on their birth certificate.

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