North Carolina State Senator Tamara Barringer on Tuesday called for the “substantial and immediate” repeal of a state law that targets the LGBT community.

Barringer told WRAL that she was the first Republican lawmaker to call for the repeal of House Bill 2.

“I did not realize the consequences of this bill, that it would have worldwide consequences, and they just keep piling up,” Barringer said. “So, at this point, I'm willing to stand up and say, 'Let's put the brakes on it. Let's get together and find a common solution that we call can live with and move forward.'”

Republicans approved House Bill 2 during a one-day special session in March. It is the only state law that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools. It also blocks cities and municipalities from enacting measures to protect the LGBT community.

The law's passage sparked a political backlash which in the last week has translated into the loss of numerous championships hosted by the NCAA and ACC. The NBA also relocated its upcoming All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans.

“It was just one more of those unintended consequences,” Barringer said of the economic losses. “Again, it's reflecting wrong on the people of North Carolina. We are a people that have been together. We're a people of innovation. We're a people of inclusivity, not exclusivity. It's giving the world, it's giving the rest of the country, the wrong idea about North Carolina.”

However, Barringer said that she remains supportive of the law's limits on transgender bathroom use.

“I do not want men or boys legally to be able to share the same locker rooms or bathrooms with my 16-year-old daughter and her classmates or teammates,” she said in a statement.

Barringer's Democratic rival, Susan Evans, called Barringer's change of heart “purely political.”