FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, a new sticker designates a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle. A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Lawmakers won’t publicly commit to ‘bathroom bill’ repeal

The law known as House Bill 2 sparked backlash from businesses and LGBT advocates who say it’s discriminatory because it requires transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.