HB2 panel in Asheville: Transgender N.C. residents fight 'Bathroom Bill' in court
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Anti-House Bill 2 activists gather in the mountains, the day after a federal judge temporarily shoots down the law.
The judge ruled that two students and an employee of UNC Chapel Hill would be able to use the bathroom they choose until after their larger case goes to trial in November.
State senator Terry Van Duyn sid the judge's ruling Friday is a step in the right direction, but still not enough.
The ruling only applies to these three transgender people at Chapel Hill.
Other transgender people in North Carolina are still obligated to follow the law, and use the bathroom for the gender on their birth certificates.
If the three win their case in November, all transgender public school students in the state would get to choose their own bathroom.
That's why these panelists say this injunction is a good first step to repealing a law that's hurting our state.
"This is not North Carolina, and let's just get this behind us, so that we can open our doors for businesses and welcome people back to this state," said Sen. Terry Van Duyn.
Saturday night on My 40 at 10 and News 13 at 11, we hear from a prominent local conservative who says those standing in the way of HB2 are the loud minority.