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Charlotte Mayor Says No To HB 2 Deal, Cooper Calls For Special Session

Posted by on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:08 AM

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Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts has issued a statement that, in effect, tells Governor McCrory and the legislature no to their proposed deal
After the N.C. Restaurant Association issued a statement on Friday saying legislative leaders were willing to repeal HB 2 if Charlotte repealed its ordinance, McCrory, Speaker Tim Moore, and other Republicans issued statements saying they were willing to support a "compromise" like that.


The compromise was, of course, that Charlotte would sell out its LGBTQ citizens, Republican legislators in Wake and Mecklenburg could save their re-election chances, and nothing would change with regards to the economic havoc that the General Assembly and McCrory have caused with the law.

The Charlotte City Council meets again next Monday, and Roberts' conciliatory tone means it's worth keeping an eye on over the next week.

Shortly after that news broke, Attorney General Roy Cooper, the Democratic nominee for Governor, joined the chorus of Democrats calling for a special session to repeal HB 2 with no strings attached.  It's gonna be a long week. Check the blog for more updates.

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