RALEIGH (WTVD) --How did this whole HB2 thing get started? Let's take a look back.
February 22: The City Council votes 7-4 to add gay and transgender people to the list of classes protected against discrimination in Charlotte, effective April 1.
CHARLOTTE PASSES CONTROVERSIAL LGBT ORDINANCE
February 23: N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore calls for legislative action, focusing specifically on "the bathroom piece" of Charlotte's ordinance changes.
NC LAWMAKERS PLAN ACTION AGAINST CHARLOTTE ORDINANCE
March 3: Republican legislative leaders (including Moore, Sen. Phil Berger, and Sen. Buck Newton, who's running for Attorney General) hold a news conference expressing support for a special session to overturn the Charlotte ordinance. McCrory declines to order the session because he worries that the General Assembly will go "beyond the scope of the bathroom issue," says a McCrory aide.
March 21: Moore and Dan Forest call a special session for two days later.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION ON CHARLOTTE NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE
FOES OF CHARLOTTE GENDER ORDINANCE CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION
NC SPEAKER GAUGING SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL SESSION
March 23: Despite Senate Democrats walking out in protest, the General Assembly passes HB2. McCrory signs it into law.
MCCRORY SIGNS BILL OVERTURNING TRANSGENDER ORDINANCE
When and where was the first big protest?
POLICE ARREST 5 AT PROTEST OUTSIDE GOVERNOR'S MANSION
When did the airhorn protests start?
BLAST OF AIR HORNS LATEST SALVO IN PROTESTS OVER HB2
March 28: First lawsuit filed in federal court. The NC ACLU alleges HB2 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
LAWSUIT CHALLENGES NORTH CAROLINA ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW
CHAPEL HILL RESOLUTION URGES REPEAL OF HOUSE BILL 2
March 29: Attorney General Roy Cooper calls the new law "a national embarrassment" and says his office will not defend the state against the ACLU suit.
NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL ROY COOPER SAYS HE WON'T DEFEND HB 2; MCCRORY SAYS COOPER SHOULD 'FULFILL HIS DUTY'
April 5: The international financial company PayPal cancels its plans for a 400-job, $36 million operations center in Charlotte.
PAYPAL TO WITHDRAW NORTH CAROLINA EXPANSION OVER LGBT LAW
April 8: Bruce Springsteen cancels his concert in Greensboro because of HB2.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN CANCELS NORTH CAROLINA CONCERT BECAUSE OF HB2
April 11: The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau releases a report saying the county has lost more than $700,000 in response to the controversial House Bill 2 - and could lose millions more.
BOTH SIDES OF HB2 SQUARE OFF IN RALEIGH RALLIES
April 12: McCrory issues executive order adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes among state employees but leaves the bulk of HB2 intact.
GOV. MCCRORY WILL SEEK CHANGE TO HB2
REACTION SWIFT, MIXED TO MCCRORY'S HB2 ANNOUNCEMENT
April 17: McCrory goes on national TV news to defend HB2
April 20: Britain issues warning for LGBT travelers visiting the Tarheel State.
UK ISSUES ADVISORY TO LGBT TRAVELERS VISITING NORTH CAROLINA
April 21: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says HB2 must change to keep 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
NBA COMMISSIONER SAYS CHANGE IN HB2 NEEDED FOR ALL-STAR GAME TO STAY IN CHARLOTTE
April 25: The General Assembly convenes for a short session and takes no action on HB2.
54 ARRESTS MADE IN HB2 PROTEST AS LAWMAKERS CONVENE
May 4: The U.S. Justice Department tells McCrory that HB2 violates federal civil rights law. McCrory and other state officials accuse the Justice Department of overreach.
US GOVERNMENT: NORTH CAROLINA LGBT LAW VIOLATES CIVIL RIGHTS
WHO WILL BLINK FIRST IN HOUSE BILL 2 BATTLE?
NOTABLE FIGURES REACT TO DOJ'S WARNING LETTER ON HB2
May 9: McCrory and legislative leaders Berger and Moore file separate lawsuits against the Justice Department. The Justice Department sues North Carolina, alleging that the law violates three specific federal civil rights laws, including Title IX.
WAR OF WORDS FROM D.C. TO RALEIGH OVER HB2
In summary, there's been a lot of talk of a so-called "compromise deal" being worked out on Jones Street; the Governor trying to pull that together, meeting with Democrats behind closed doors Thursday.
But advocates out in front on this have been saying from the start that nothing short of a full repeal will do.
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