Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts was cheered Monday when she rejected a GOP “compromise” to repeal North Carolina's House Bill 2.

Governor Pat McCrory and GOP leaders offered last week to consider repeal of the law if Charlotte ditched its LGBT protections ordinance.

Republicans called a one-day special session in March to approve House Bill 2 after the Charlotte City Council approved its ordinance, which prohibits discrimination against the LGBT community. House Bill 2 blocks cities and municipalities from approving such measures. It is also the only state law in the country that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in schools and government buildings.

Roberts announced at a news conference that there would be no deal, saying that repeal was up to state lawmakers.

She was applauded Monday night when she announced that the city council would not consider repeal at its meeting.

“We are not going to consider repeal of the Charlotte ordinance on non-discrimination at this evening's meeting,” she said at the meeting.

An Elon University Poll released Monday found that nearly 50 percent of respondents oppose HB2, while almost 40 percent support it, and close to 60 percent said that the law has damaged the state's reputation.