North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” which limited people to the public restroom aligned with their biological gender, was flushed by lawmakers Thursday after a year of controversy. The law sparked a rash of concert, sporting event and business convention boycotts and cost the millions in revenue. A compromise plan announced Wednesday night by

the state’s Democratic governor and leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature, was worked out amid pressure from the NCAA, which threatened to take away more sporting events. It was sent to Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature. Cooper had urged lawmakers to support the deal, which among other things repeals a year-old law that said transgender people have to use the public restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. READ MORE