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HRC Calls McCrory's Support of HB 2 Compromise "Kiss of Death"

HRC Calls McCrory's Support of HB 2 Compromise "Kiss of Death"

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As the bill heads to the governer's desk, the former governor shows his support for it.

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As North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper debates whether to sign a partial repeal of House Bill 2, former Gov. Pat McCrory tweeted out his support of the repeal.

Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, called McCrory's support a "kiss of death."

The partial repeal of HB 2 has been criticized by LGBT advocates because it includes a moratorium that prevents cities in the state from passing nondiscrimination ordinances for at least four years.

The bill has been passed by both the House and the Senate. It is headed to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk next and he is expected to sign it. Cooper was elected to replace Pat McCrory partly because he promised he would act to repeal HB 2. The same LGBT advocates who supported his election are now shunning him.

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HRC Calls McCrory's Support of HB 2 Compromise "Kiss of Death"

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Yezmin Villarreal is the former news editor for The Advocate. Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mic, LA Weekly, Out Magazine and The Fader.
Yezmin Villarreal is the former news editor for The Advocate. Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mic, LA Weekly, Out Magazine and The Fader.