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Gov. Cooper’s ongoing battle with HB2 culminates in a settlement

Demonstrators call for the repeal of HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016.  (Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

On Oct. 18, Governor Roy Cooper announced a settlement of a federal lawsuit against House Bill 2, the controversial "bathroom bill" passed in North Carolina in March 2016. As a part of said deal, Gov. Cooper agreed to declare that “transgender people are not prevented from the use of public facilities...

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