Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued two orders to allow for citizens to use the restroom of their gender identity rather than their biological sex. Reversing the policies of his predecessor Pat McCrory, Governor Cooper reached a proposed settlement with pro-LGBT groups suing the state over HB 142, which forbade local entities from passing ordinances that allow biological men to use women’s restrooms or locker rooms. “Under H.B. 142, and with respect to public facilities that are

subject to Executive Branch Defendants’ control or supervision, transgender people are not prevented from the use of public facilities in accordance with their gender identity,” read the settlement agreement, filed Wednesday.“The Executive Branch Defendants as used in this paragraph shall include their successors, officers, and employees. This Order does not preclude any of the Parties from challenging or acting in accordance with future legislation.” READ MORE