RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS) — North Carolina's incoming governor says that legislators are planning to hold a special session Tuesday to repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
Gov.-elect Roy Cooper issued a statement Monday. Cooper says legislators plan to hold the session on HB2 on Tuesday because Charlotte City Council repealed a local nondiscrimination ordinance that Republicans blamed for the statewide law.
The Charlotte City Council met Monday to repeal the ordinance enacted in early 2016.
However, the Council's move is contingent on North Carolina legislators fully repealing HB2 by December 31.
The statewide law known as HB2 requires people to use restrooms in many public buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates and excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from statewide antidiscrimination protections.
Cooper's full stately on the Charlotte vote is below:
"Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte's vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB 2 in full. I hope they will keep their word to me and with the help of Democrats in the legislature, HB2 will be repealed in full.
"Full repeal will help to bring jobs, sports and entertainment events back and will provide the opportunity for strong LGBT protections in our state."