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North Carolina Governor Tries to Step Back From Bias Law

Posted by Dustin Robinson on April 14, 2016 at 1:29 PM

Originally published on April 12 on The New York Times by Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder. 

Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina, whose state has been the subject of withering criticism since he signed legislation limiting bathroom access for transgender people and eliminating anti-discrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation, announced Tuesday that he would strengthen workplace protections for state employees and urge the General Assembly to modify part of the law.

But he stopped short of opposing limits on which bathrooms transgender people could use, and the law will be left largely intact. Critics said his action was more cosmetic than real.

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