The North Carolina Senate Wednesday voted down legislation to repeal the controversial law known simply as the “bathroom bill,” months after the measure limiting LGBT protections triggered an economic backlash for the state. The Senate voted 32-16 against the repeal effort before voting by the same margin to adjourn, ending the special session two

days after the Charlotte City Council gutted an ordinance that in March led the state’s General Assembly to pass House Bill (HB) 2. The state House also adjourned without voting. The repeal legislation, Senate Bill 4, caused new turbulence by imposing a six-month moratorium on local government measures affecting public accommodations and access to restrooms. READ MORE