The Wall Street Journal published a behind-the-paywall piece recently on the fallout from Target’s decision to go public a year ago with it’s “inclusive” bathroom and fitting room policy in the aftermath of the passage of North Carolina’s HB2. The piece noted that Target’s sales fell substantially in the three quarters after their announcement due to a heavily promoted boycott push by concerned customers. Via Business Insider:
After over a year of using NC’s HB2 as a whipping boy with which to tarnish the state’s welcoming reputation and – more importantly – to fundraise off of, extremist left wing groups like Equality NC, the HRC, and the ACLU saw one of their worst nightmares realized with its repeal.
Cooper, as the Governor-Elect, had the chance for a full repeal in December, just weeks after the election. He torpedoed it. He claimed at the time it’s because he and fellow party members believed the “moratorium” on new NDOs proposed by Republicans was unacceptable...
Thanks to the combined efforts of then-candidate-for-governor Roy Cooper and key Democrats in the state legislature and the Charlotte city council, HB2 repeal efforts have gone down in flames four times to date. And according to GOP leaders, the latest attempt may be on the ropes, thanks again to – you guessed it – Gov. Cooper: