North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" stands.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has details:

HB2 is still law in North Carolina. That's the controversial so-called "bathroom bill" law which requires people to use public facilities that match the sex on their birth certificate, regardless of gender identity.

Outgoing North Carolina governor Pat McCrory, a Republican, is blaming left-wing groups for blocking an agreement that would have repealed the anti-LGBT law.

Governor-elect Roy Cooper, a Democrat, says he'll try to restore what he calls the state's damaged reputation:

(Cooper) "Because I believe the people of North Carolina are not what these legislative leaders are saying with this law."

Gay rights groups say Republican lawmakers didn't follow through on their deal to repeal.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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