Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is calling a special legislative session on Wednesday to “reconsider existing state legislation” after the Charlotte City Council rescinded its LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance that led to the controversial House Bill 2, known as the bathroom bill.
HB2 requires public schools, public college campuses and government agencies to designate multiple-occupancy bathrooms and changing facilities, such as locker rooms, for use according to the “biological sex” stated on people’s birth certificate. Under the law, transgender people may not use bathrooms and changing facilities that correspond to their gender identity unless they get the sex on their birth certificate changed.
The Charlotte City Council voted 10-0 on Monday to rescind the ordinance that led to HB2, The Charlotte Observer reported.
After the vote, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said legislative leaders promised there will be a special session to repeal HB2.