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BREAKING: Charlotte’s Mayor Roberts nixes McCrory’s cynical HB2 “deal”

Mayor Jennifer RobertsMayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte continues to show herself to be a courageous and principled leader.

This is just in from the Charlotte Observer:

“Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Monday morning the city ‘is not prepared’ to discuss repealing the ordinance that led to House Bill 2 at its meeting Monday night.

Legislative leaders had made dropping the Charlotte ordinance a condition for repealing HB2.

The ordinance extended anti-discrimination protection to the LGBT community and would have allowed transgender people to use the bathroom or locker room of their gender identity.

‘The City of Charlotte continues its commitment to be a welcoming community that honors and respects all people,’ Roberts said in a statement. ‘We appreciate the state wanting to find a solution to the challenges we are facing and applaud the governor for recognizing the state should overturn HB2, which the state can do at any time without any action from the City of Charlotte.

‘We are not prepared to add this item to our agenda this evening, however, we urge the state to take action as soon as possible and encourage continued dialogue with the broader community.’”

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