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Separate bills filed in N.C. House, Senate to replace and repeal HB2

Both would expand protections for LGBTQ people

Two bills have been introduced, one in each house of the North Carolina legislature, aiming to fully repeal House Bill 2 (HB2) and replace it with non-discrimination protections including sexual orientation and gender identity. In a legislature that has staunchly refused to repeal the transphobic law, sponsors of the repeal bills know that passing the new legislation may prove a serious challenge.

Gov. McCrory, NCGOP ask Charlotte to overturn ordinance in exchange for HB2 repeal

LGBT groups call on the Charlotte City Council to stand firm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory and members of the NCGOP are encouraging the Charlotte City Council to take action ensuring they won’t go ahead with their already overruled non-discrimination ordinance in exchange for a possible repeal of HB2. McCrory’s office confirmed on Friday that he would call a special session to consider repealing HB2 …

Charlotte City Council removes “economic impact of HB2” from meeting, does not vote on repeal of ordinance

The Charlotte City Council removed the topic of the economic impact of HB2 and opted not take a vote on the repeal of the expanded LGBT non-discrimination ordinance at Monday night’s dinner meeting, which had been feared by community members and non-profit groups. Related: LGBT rights groups urge Charlotte City Council not to compromise with NCGA over HB2 …

McCrory backpedals slightly on HB2 with executive order, leaving most of anti-LGBT bill in place

Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Tuesday in response to the backlash against House Bill 2 (HB2), while leaving most of it in place. The order expands non-discrimination protections for state employees to include sexual orientation and gender identity, while keeping in place the prohibition against cities and counties from expanding their non-discrimination ordinances to …