The North Carolina General Assembly voted today to repeal the infamous HB 2 “bathroom law,” and Governor Roy Cooper has signed the repeal into law. The law is very short. It repeals HB 2 and provides that local governments, and the state university and community college systems, cannot regulate access to multi-user restrooms, locker rooms, or changing facilities until December 1, 2020. (Which will be here before we know it.)

The repeal is effective immediately.

The employment law provisions of HB 2 — taking away a wrongful discharge cause of action for “EEO” discrimination — were “mostly repealed” in July 2016, except that the statute of limitations on these claims was shortened from three years to one. I believe that the one-year statute of limitations will continue after today’s action, but I’m not sure. If any readers disagree, please feel free to correct me in the comments.