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State Lawmakers Weigh Possible Challenge to Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

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"What we're doing is preserving a sense of privacy."

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity.

If the bill passes the Republican-controlled Legislature as expected and ultimately becomes law, it will deal a blow to an LGBT movement that has had success getting similar ordinances approved in more than 200 cities across the country.

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