The North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned without repealing a controversial law that targets the LGBT community.

House Bill 2 has been under fire since it was approved in March during a one-day special session. The law blocks cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools.

Passage led to canceled conventions and concerts and even job losses for the state.

Republican lawmakers did address a portion of the law that had stripped away workers' right to file a claim of discrimination in state courts. However, lawmakers shortened the statute of limitations from three years to one and refused to expand the list of protected classes to include sexual orientation or gender identity.

State Representative Grier Martin, a Democrat from Raleigh, called the change “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit.”

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, expressed disappointment that the law remained mostly in place.

“Legislators shamefully walked away from their job today without fixing the deeply harmful and outrageous mess they created with HB2,” said JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president for policy and political affairs at HRC. “HB2 puts LGBTQ people in harm's way every single day it remains on the books and has cost the state not only its reputation but millions of dollars. Let me be clear: this is not over and they will be held to account. Lawmakers may have run out the clock on this short session, but they won't be able to run away from North Carolina's voters in November.”