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A State Divided: HB2 And Transgender Rights

A State Divided: HB2 And Transgender Rights



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Credit T. Ortega Gaines and John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer
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Charlotte Observer
On the left: Opponents of Charlotte's nondiscrimination ordinance rally outside the Government center in March, 2016. On the right: LGBT groups opposed to the state law protest in September, 2016, outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
It’s been a year since House Bill 2 advanced through the North Carolina General Assembly. The law requires people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate. The so-called bathroom bill is an intersection of gender identity, religion, politics and power. “A State Divided: HB2 and Transgender Rights” takes a look at the unintended consequences this complicated chapter in North Carolina history continues to present.

WUNC Reporters: Jess Clark, Jason deBruyn, Rusty Jacobs, Jeff Tiberii, Jorge Valencia
Music: Robin Copley
Photos: Matt Couch, AP
Editors: Elizabeth Baier, Dave DeWitt, Brent Wolfe
Host & Executive Producer: Elizabeth Baier

For a closer look at how HB2 has impacted North Carolina, click on the stories below.

  • A year ago, state legislators passed House Bill 2, a controversial law that almost immediately set off a national debate about public safety, common...
  • One year ago, House Bill 2 moved through the General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory. A frenzied political day amplified...
  • Legislators have spent much of the past year - even the last few weeks - posturing on House Bill 2's pros and cons, without any action. But perhaps the...
  • Politically, and economically, the question swirling around HB2 is when. When—or will—the legislature reach consensus and repeal the controversial law?...
  • At the heart of the HB2 court case is the question of which bathroom and locker room transgender students are allowed to use in public schools. For one...
  • After state legislators passed House Bill 2 last year, transgender rights took center stage in North Carolina - and across the United States.