The North Carolina House of Representatives voted Wednesday to override Governor Roy Cooper’s vetoes on several pieces of legislation, including two bills that opponents say targets transgender children.
“The decision-making was about whether this particular opportunity to serve as Attorney General was the right thing for me, or should I seek to retain the seat in congress? And the answer is the former."
One bill would restrict certain gender affirming care for minors, one would restrict discussions of LGBTQ topics in some classrooms and the third would prevent trans girls from competing in girls sports.
“Parents should still have the right to consent to life-saving medical care for their children whether or not my next-door neighbor thinks that,” said Margaret Bilodeau, whose 15-year-old son is transgender.
A bill environmental lawyers describe as a “polluters’ wish list” is set to move forward at the General Assembly, potentially making it harder for the state to regulate so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water supplies.