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03/30/2017 05:08 pm ET

Caitlyn Jenner: Move On HB2 'NOT A True Repeal'

It's a backroom deal, she said.

Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner voiced her concerns on Twitter about the repeal of a controversial “bathroom law” in North Carolina.

The bill, HB2 ― which was signed into law last year ― bars people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. On Thursday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) signed legislation repealing the controversial bill. But critics, including Jenner, say it’s hardly enough.

Part of the new legislation bars North Carolina cities from passing their own nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. The bathroom prohibition would also stay in effect until 2020.

Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, said the repeal only doubles down on the original discriminatory bill.

“It doesn’t do anything to better the lives of LGBT North Carolinians,” Sgro said.

Jenner, an Olympic gold medal winner and reality show star, has faced criticism for her political opinions in the past. Most notably, she has praised President Donald Trump. On Twitter, critics reminded her of her support for the president.

“I am here, since I’m on the Republican side, to help the entire Republican Party do a better job when it comes to LBGT issues,” Jenner said last year. “I have kind of positioned myself with the Republican Party to try to help these people understand.” 

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