Lawmaker: Few changes to N. Carolina LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top North Carolina legislator says a state law limiting protections for LGBT people will stay largely intact.

House Speaker Tim Moore said Friday that lawmakers were likely to change the law only to allow people to sue in state court over workplace discrimination.

He told reporters that he expected no other changes. The yearly legislative session is slated to end this weekend.

Another provision of the law known as House Bill 2 has fueled a nationwide controversy. It requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate in many public buildings. The law also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections.

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