Reprinted from ThinkProgressing, by Zack Ford on March 30, 2017. Image caption: Gov. Roy Cooper (D) campaigned on repealing HB2, but is now under fire for supporting a “compromise” that maintains anti-LGBT discrimination. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ben McKeown.
The new “compromise” would extend much of HB2, which is costing the state billions.
The reason Republican lawmakers are rushing is that the NCAA reportedly set Thursday as a deadline for the state to repeal HB2 or risk losing the opportunity to host any championship games through 2022. This means that Thursday’s “compromise” effort is specifically geared toward making money off all those games, but if the NCAA’s concern was removing discrimination from the law, this effort doesn’t meet the standard.
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