After NC got so much backlash for passing House Bill 2 aka the Bathroom Law, you would think other states would run far away from having the same bad fate as us, but nope.
Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas and Virginia are states currently discussing transgender rights. While Alabama, South Carolina and Washington have already filed their versions of a bathroom bill. According to CNN, at least 24 states are thinking hard about restricting access to restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities on the basis of biological sex, since 2013. Mississippi has something called a religious freedom law known as the HB 1523, that people say will discriminate against gay and transgender people. Allowing employers and school administrators to dictate access to bathrooms, spas, locker rooms “or other intimate facilities and settings.”
But North Carolina is still the only state to actually have a law that forces people to only use the public bathrooms of the sex they were born.
By passing the HB 2 law, the state missed out on new jobs as companies decided to expand in the state. Many concerts were cancelled this past summer as a result of the law discriminating the LGTB community. And on top of that, we lost the NBA All Star game along with the NCAA and ACC relocating their events.