In 2016, the North Carolina Legislature passed a bill known nationwide as NC's "bathroom bill"-which specified that individuals must use public bathrooms labeled in accordance with the gender specified on their birth certificate.
Pushback was swift and immediate. The bill sought to undermine the rights of trans individuals, as well as give conservative political interests a strong foothold in the state. Alongside many other progressive organizations, Carolina Jews for Justice stood firmly against the bill from its inception.
In 2017, our newly-elected governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, vowed to repeal HB2. He initiated a partial repeal on March 30, 2017, at a significant cost. Cooper signed a compromise bill, which eliminated the public restroom specifications while allowing cities to violate nondiscrimination laws. This still leaves trans people vulnerable in our state. Carolina Jews for Justice supports a full, honest repeal of HB2, without compromise.