Dec 4, 2019
Ames Simmons discuses a decade of change with The Daily Tar Heel
Statewide policy battles have the tendency to cause a public stir.
House Bill 2, colloquially known as the “Bathroom Bill,” garnered national attention in 2016 by limiting access for transgender people to public restrooms and preventing municipalities from creating their own nondiscrimination laws. The NBA, Google, Apple, IBM and Dow Chemical, among other organizations, condemned the policy, and public response was rapid and divisive.