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Supporters of House Bill 2 gather for a rally at the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on April 11. A recent poll found that nearly 49 percent of North Carolinians support at least some part of the controversial law. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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North Carolinians Who Support 'Bathroom Law' Say They're Being Drowned Out

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When A Transgender Person Uses A Public Bathroom, Who Is At Risk?

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In an interview with NPR's Robert Seigel, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory defended the controversial HB2 law. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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N.C. Gov. McCrory Claims 'Political Left' Fed Emergence Of Transgender Issues

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Hundreds attend a rally in Chapel Hill, N.C., on March 29 to protest the passage of House Bill 2. The state of North Carolina and the U.S. Justice Department are suing each other over the law's restriction on protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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N.C.'s 'Bathroom Law' Energizes Voters On Both Sides Of The Issue

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Demonstrators against House Bill 2 protest outside the Governor's Mansion in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on March 24. Among other restrictions, the law says transgender people have to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex rather than their gender identity. Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Citing feedback over HB2, Gov. Pat McCrory said that he has seen "misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy." Screen shot by NPR hide caption

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"To my mind, it's an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress," said Bruce Springsteen, canceling a planned April 10 concert in North Carolina. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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On Wednesday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill blocking anti-discrimination rules that would protect gay and transgender people. Above, McCrory speaks during the Wake County Republican convention at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh on March 8. Al Drago/CQ Roll Call hide caption

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Listen: North Carolina Debates Transgender Rights

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Election Officials Tackle Confusing Voter ID Laws In North Carolina

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