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NC lawmakers agree on HB2 compromise

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) –  After debate, confusion and ultimately a standoff, Republican leaders and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper say there’s finally a deal to repeal the state’s controversial bathroom law. An agreement was struck Wednesday night that repeals HB2, but it also retains a critical component of it. The deal leaves regulation of bathrooms solely in control of the state,…

Transgender teen wins girls’ wrestling state title in Texas

CYPRESS, T.X. (WFXB) – There’s a controversy surrounding a girls’ high school wrestling champion in Texas. The reason? The new champ is transitioning to become a boy. Mack Beggs, 17, was born a girl and takes testosterone injections, which some believe provides him with an added competitive edge. According to the guidelines of the University Interscholastic League – which oversees…

Boy Scouts of America will now accept transgender children in programs

The Boy Scouts of America will open membership to transgender children. The organization had previously deferred to an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility– but a BSA spokeswoman said in a statement that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently. She said that effective immediately, the organization will accept and register youth into…