North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory took steps Tuesday to amend a so-called "anti-LGBT" law.
"I'm taking action to affirm the state's commitment to privacy and equality. To that end, today I've signed an executive order with the goal of achieving that fine balance," McCrory said.
In a video message, McCrory said he wanted to clarify the intent of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which previously said people must use bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificate.
McCrory's executive order keeps that policy in place for restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and schools but affirms that businesses can set their own rules.
McCrory said sexual orientation and gender identity will be included in the state's employment policy, and that he'll seek legislation to reinstate the right for employees to sue their employers for discrimination.
It's uncertain if businesses like PayPal and Deutsche Bank, which halted plans to expand in North Carolina, will reconsider because of McCrory's executive order. But the ACLU of North Carolina and other organizations are still suing the state over the law.