Caitlyn Jenner: HB2 Repeal Is Not A “True Repeal”
Caitlyn Jenner is slamming the partial repeal of North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law, also known as HB2.
As Gossip Cop reported, last year North Carolina passed legislation that mandates people use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their biological sex, rather than their gender identity. The law directly affects those who are transgender, and was ripped by LGBT activists. Many called for state boycotts, and both the NBA and NCAA canceled events to avoid associating with the discriminatory policy.
On Thursday, the North Carolina Senate and House voted in favor of a repeal that has been promoted as a bipartisan compromise. While the new legislation will end the state-wide law, it maintains that only the state government can determine bathroom access. It also forbids local governments from enacting their own anti-discriminatory laws until the end of 2020. That means little is actually changing for the foreseeable future.
Many LGBT advocates are criticizing the repeal for not going far enough, and now Jenner is ripping the new bill as well. “This backroom deal is NOT a true repeal of #HB2,” she tweeted on Thursday afternoon. “The new law orders NC cities to discriminate against LGBT people until at least 2020 and unfair ‘bathroom bans’ remain.”
Jenner added, “@NCAA and businesses need to send a message to NC that hate with a new name is still discrimination #FullRepeal.” North Carolina’s new Democratic governor Roy Cooper, who unseated Republican Pat McCrory in the November election, has indicated he will sign the repeal, despite the complaints that more should be done. “It’s not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation,” he argued.
As Gossip Cop reported, last month Jenner blasted Donald Trump after he dropped protections for transgender students in schools who wish to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. Before she spoke out, the former Olympian was accused of not doing enough to help the cause.