North Carolina LGBT law left largely intact

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly has largely left intact a law limiting protections for LGBT people.

The House and Senate approved a change late Friday night that restores workers’ ability to use state law to sue over workplace discrimination. However, the change doesn’t enhance workplace protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Legislative leaders have said that’s the only change to the law planned this session.

There was no appetite among Republican lawmakers to undo a requirement that transgender people must use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings.

Nor did they alter provisions that exclude gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide anti discrimination protections.

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