A year ago, North Carolina passed America's first bathroom bill. It's still feeling the pain.

Updated 7:00 AM ET, Thu March 30, 2017

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This piece, originally posted on March 23, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the debate

(CNN)A year ago, North Carolina became the first state to pass what we now know as a "bathroom bill." And even though the state says it's now planning to do away with it, LGBT groups say it's a "repeal" in name only.

HB 2 not only forbids transgender people from using restrooms they identify with in government facilities; it also prevents local governments from