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 continue to present.
A special documentary by WUNC examining the one-year anniversary of House Bill 2, the controversial law that almost immediately set off a national debate about public safety, common sense and government authority.
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
Editor’s Note: On March 30, 2017, legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly passed a measure that repealed House Bill 2. For full coverage, visit our HB2 archive here.
For a closer look at how HB2 impacted North Carolina, click on the stories below.