At Monday evening’s council meeting it was all applause for Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts when she announced the city would not consider repealing the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
Legislative leaders and Governor Pat McCrory have said that before they would consider a special session to address the economic fallout from House Bill 2, Charlotte would need to revoke its protective ordinance.
But Mayor Roberts has made it clear that HB2 can be repealed without the city removing its non-discrimination protections. Earlier in the day, Roberts told the media:
“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.”
Last week, both the NCAA and the ACC announced plans to pull championship games from North Carolina because of the discriminatory nature of HB2. Neither sporting group mentioned the Charlotte ordinance.