RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill.” GOP leaders announced late Wednesday the new legislation would be debated and voted on Thursday, but it was unclear whether there were enough votes to pass it. Cooper said it’s not a perfect deal but would begin to repair the state’s reputation. The replacement measure still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.
WBTV reports that the news comes in just hours before the NCAA’s deadline that required our state leaders to repeal HB2 or lose the chance to host any college championships for the next five years. The NCAA will announce basketball championship sites today.