Latest HB2 repeal effort bars local bathroom regulations but allows nondiscrimination ordinances — A bipartisan group of state House members has filed another bill to repeal House Bill 2, the state law that limits LGBT rights. The legislation would also prevent cities and counties from regulating bathroom and locker room access but would allow them to pass nondiscrimination ordinances.
Published: 2009-02-11 07:57:00
Updated: 2009-02-11 08:00:12
Posted February 11, 2009
By Nate Johnson
On Monday, I made a long-awaited trip just down the road from the WRAL-TV studios to Washington Elementary School. It was long awaited because my visit got delayed a couple of times for various reasons, the most recent time due to my having a cold and partially losing my voice! (Moral of the story: Stay home when you're sick!)
I had a great visit, speaking to two different groups of students. The first session was with a group of students taking a "School News" elective course. Every day, they assemble and deliver a short newscast with all the information their classmates need to know! Their newscasts has all the usual elements, including two things near and dear to my heart: weather forecasts and lunch menus. (At a previous station, I delivered the daily lunch menus in addition to the morning weather forecast! You might know -- lunch is my favorite meal between breakfast and dinner.) I also spoke to a group of second graders who had some really sharp questions!
So, a special hello to the great students at Raleigh's Washington Elementary!