North Carolina Governor-elect Roy
Cooper is calling for the repeal of House Bill 2 (HB 2), a
controversial law that targets the LGBT community.
Republican Governor Pat McCrory
conceded the race to Cooper on Monday, nearly a month after the
McCrory concedes North Carolina's governor's race.)
About 650 people attended a victory
rally Tuesday held at the McKimmon Center on North Carolina State's
campus in Raleigh, according to ABC
“With this election, North Carolina
is on its way to repairing its reputation,” Cooper told the crowd.
“Let's finish the job and repeal HB2.”
“I want to make sure North
Carolinians are healthy, physical and mentally, that law enforcement
is strong and fair, that women and their rights are respected, that
voting is easier, that local governments have more freedom to shape
their own policies and that middle-class taxpayers and small
businesses are the ones who get the breaks,” he added.
McCrory has repeatedly defended signing
HB 2, which blocks cities and municipalities from enacting LGBT
protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom
of their choice.
With Republicans commanding veto-proof
majorities in the House and Senate, repealing House Bill 2 will be a
challenge for Cooper, a Democrat.