Transgender people in North Carolina are going to have to fight to get a bill passed.
They need your help.
Here are some of the questions transgender people in the state will have to answer in order to get any bathroom access they want.
Is it legal?
Will I have to share the same bathroom with other people?
Will there be consequences for trans people who break the law?
Will transgender people have to use public restrooms or lockers that are shared by the opposite gender?
The answers to these questions are likely going to be difficult for the North Carolina legislature to answer.
The bill, SB3, has a very long road ahead of it, as North Carolina is one of the few states that do not require that transgender people use public facilities with the opposite sex.
The state’s governor, Roy Cooper, and the Republican legislature passed the bill on a party-line vote on Tuesday.
The governor has promised to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
However, as of Wednesday morning, Cooper had not made any public statements on the issue.
The legislation passed on a 30-9 vote with one Republican voting against and two Democrats voting in favor.
If Cooper vetoes the bill, it will likely be signed into law.
The Republican governor, who has pledged to veto any bill that would allow transgender people to use bathrooms with the same sex, has repeatedly said that he is not a fan of bathroom bills.
Cooper also stated during the legislative session that the state would be “a very big loser” if he was elected.
But in his veto message on Wednesday, Cooper didn’t specifically mention transgender rights, but said he had a responsibility to the people of North Carolina to protect them from “unnecessary harm.”
“I am not the person who is making this decision.
I have no power to say whether you are a man or a woman, but I will make sure that no one, particularly a person who may have a history of sexual violence, will be at risk in a bathroom,” Cooper wrote.
“The legislature’s decision to pass HB2 is a clear example of the type of harm that can result from a misguided attempt to pass discriminatory legislation.”
The bill would allow local governments to pass ordinances that allow transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choosing, but that would require the approval of the state.
That means a Republican governor would need to veto a bill that passed both houses of the North Carolinas legislature, but not the state Senate, which passed the measure unanimously.
The North Carolina House passed the same bill on Wednesday.
The Senate passed it on a 20-10 vote.
The final version of the bill is still being finalized by the legislature, which will take a few days to finalize.
The bills comes as North Carolinians grapple with the recent death of Gavin Grimm, a young transgender man who was shot in the face by a police officer in Virginia, where he was attending a party.
Grimm was a high school student who lived in a transgender men’s dormitory.
Grimm had also been bullied at school.
He was found dead on May 12.
The officer was identified as Timothy Russell, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree murder.
The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the death.
The law in North Carolina is a far cry from the federal version, which states that people must use bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex.
North Carolina’s current law is the first in the country that allows people to sue over discrimination based on gender identity.
The ACLU of North Carolinia, a local LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, has been fighting for years for transgender people who feel discriminated against in public bathrooms and locker rooms.
It’s the first time that the North American Justice Center has been able to take on a case like Grimm’s.
“If this is the case, then this is a national nightmare,” ACLU North Carolina director Ben Clarke told The Hill.
“I have no doubt that we are going into the long haul with this.”