Outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday said he would call a special session to consider repealing the anti-LGBT state law known as HB2 now that the city of Charlotte has repealed its LGBT discrimination protections.
"Governor McCrory has always publicly advocated a repeal of the overreaching Charlotte ordinance. But those efforts were always blocked by Jennifer Roberts, Roy Cooper and other Democratic activists," McCrory spokesman Graham Wilson said in a statement. "This sudden reversal with little notice after the gubernatorial election sadly proves this entire issue originated by the political left was all about politics and winning the governor’s race at the expense of Charlotte and our entire state. As promised, Governor McCrory will call a special session."
Roy Cooper, the Democratic governor-elect, said that Republican legislators assured him they would support calling a special session as well.
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