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 election.

(Related: Pat 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 affiliate WTVD.

“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.