North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said this week that he's sent a draft bill to his caucus that would repeal a key provision of Charlotte's LGBT protections ordinance.

Earlier this month, city leaders added sexual orientation and gender identity to Charlotte's anti-discrimination ordinance. The changes take effect on April 1.

The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in public accommodations, vehicles for hire and government contracting.

Opponents of the measure said that they fear the ordinance will allow men posing as women to gain access to women's restrooms.

Moore said Saturday that he hopes to call a special legislative session to address those concerns.

“We're having discussions with the governor, and I'm having discussions with Senator [Phil] Berger about a potential special session this coming week,” Moore said. “I would expect it would be toward the end of this coming week.”

Lawmakers are scheduled to return to Raleigh on April 25. Special sessions cost $42,000 a day.