Incumbent NC Governor Pat McCrory lost his re-election bid as North Carolina voters showed their unhappiness over his support of the anti-LGBT law HB2.
The LGBT vote will need to make their presence felt again during the November 8 elections to ensure the community will be heard by the next administration.
Dubbed the 'Battle of the Bathroom,' the struggle for transgender equality and the fight against LGBT discrimination centers on trans access to bathrooms.
The Justice Department called for the repeal of North Carolina's HB2 on Wednesday, saying that the law violates the US Civil Rights Act.
President Barack Obama condemned North Carolina and Mississippi anti-LGBT laws at a press conference in London, saying these should be overturned.
Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have made a stand against states with anti-LGBT legislation, with Boston the latest to join the boycott bandwagon.
Here's a quick look at the prominent anti-LGBT laws and bills being used against the LGBT community in a number of US states in the South.
Economic and state consequences have been laid out in the wake of the North Carolina anti-LGBT law, and only time will tell who will blink first.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed into law what is considered a dangerous anti-transgender bill, overturning recently-passed LGBT protections.