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Governor’s staff responds to letter with two-sentence statement

Statement does not address many points in letter; governor declined further comment

Randy Riddle’s letter, printed below, was sent directly to Gov. Roy Cooper in Raleigh, N.C. as well as qnotes and several organizations in North Carolina. Many people seemed to feel that it expresses valid criticism of the governor and his support of HB142, the HB2 “repeal” that left much of the discriminatory law still in place.

HB2 Update: the ‘bathroom bill’ is repealed in name only

Activist call repeal bill ‘HB 2.0’

The controversy surrounding House Bill 2 (HB2) sees developments every day. The anti-LGBTQ legislation, which mandates public restroom use by birth sex and nullifies local non-discrimination protections, has had massive pushback from advocates and allies.