RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory says he will call a special session so that legislators can repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
McCrory issued a statement Monday not long after the state’s incoming governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, said that legislators plan to come back Tuesday for a special session to repeal the law.
The statement criticizes the Charlotte law that Republicans have blamed for the need to pass HB2. Charlotte voted Monday to repeal its local ordinance.
The governor’s statement says: “As promised, Gov. McCrory will call a special session.”