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