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A State Divided: HB2 and Transgender Rights

  • 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 partisan…
  • 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 of…
  • After state legislators passed House Bill 2 last year, transgender rights took center stage in North Carolina - and across the United States.The question…
  • House Bill 2 has had a significant impact on North Carolina's image and economy. WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio has covered the story since the law…
  • A photo illustration depicting two different House Bill 2 rallies. On the left: LGBT and pro-equality North Carolinians call for the repeal of HB2 on April 25, 2016 at the old state capitol building in Raleigh, NC; on the right: supporters of House Bill 2 gather outside the same building on April 11, 2016. 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.00000177-6edd-df44-a377-6fff44f60001Reporters: Jess Clark, Jason deBruyn, Rusty Jacobs, Jeff Tiberii, Jorge ValenciaMusic: Robin CopleyPhotos: Matt Couch, APEditors: Elizabeth Baier, Dave DeWitt, Brent WolfeHost & Executive Producer: Elizabeth BaierEditor’s Note: On March 30, 2017, legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly passed a measure that repealed House Bill 2.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.