"Today, our laws are catching up with our people".
The bill, which the state Senate passed earlier in the day, now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature. That law required that, in public buildings, people had to use the restroom, locker room, or changing room designated for the sex listed on their birth certificate, rather than the one that corresponds to their actual gender.
The new law eliminates a rule on transgender bathroom use. Several potential deals appeared and quickly vanished during that time before this agreement.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said he has signed the repeal measure, which he said is "not perfect" but is "an important step forward".
Several LGBT activists decried the deal's provisions, including the bar on municipalities regulating employment practices and "public accommodations".
The announcement followed a flurry of activity on repealing the law more commonly referred to as the "bathroom bill". Under the bill approved Thursday, local governments can't pass new nondiscrimination protections for workplaces, hotels and restaurants until December 2020.
"I am happy to have HB2 behind us". "It is something that I think satisfies some people, dissatisfied some people, but I think it's a good thing for North Carolina".
The "bathroom bill" has been contentious since March 2016.
"This is not a flawless deal or my preferred solution". An Associated Press analysis this week billion.html">found that HB2 already will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years.
It also bars cities and school districts from enacting their own anti-discrimination rules for almost four years.
"Our lives are not compromises".
A transgender man who works at the University of North Carolina, Joaquin Carcano, spoke against the deal during the Senate committee meeting.
The GOP-controlled legislature and Cooper have been trying to find a way to repeal HB2 before the NCAA decides to leave the state out of hosting championship events through 2022.
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Republican lawmakers and Cooper have sought an agreement by this week because the NCAA was poised to deny championship events to the state unless changes were made to the law known as House Bill 2.
The House took up debate on the measure around noon.
"The NCAA is not only calling what legislation we pass but the timeframe we pass it in North Carolina".
North Carolina is about to repeal its controversial bathroom bill. Members of the House soundly voted down that motion 85-34.
"The initiative is not a repeal", he said. "Those who stand for equality and with LGBTQ people are standing strong against these antics".
They said the compromise would continue to target transgender people.
"Disappointed the #NCGA just voted for a bill which fails to end LGBT discrimination in a move to put basketball over civil rights". "But it won't be an instant transformation of image".
But some rights groups are wary of the terms of compromise.
Some of the most impassioned rhetoric came from the House's only two LGBT lawmakers, although Rep. Cecil Brockman, D-Guilford, said he hoped his words weren't marginalized by his sexual orientation.
"We don't want special rights".
"This is not a repeal of HB 2", James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT Project, said in a statement. The bill heavily influenced North Carolina's gubernatorial race, and faced an attempted repeal in December.
"No state loves its college sports more than North Carolina".
Simone Bell, Southern regional Director at Lambda Legal added: "Lawmakers replaced a bad bill with another bad bill". "In no respect is House Bill 142 not better than House Bill 2".