CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) says if Charlotte City Council repeals the city's non-discrimination ordinance, he will call a special session to repeal House Bill 2.
Josh Ellis, Director of Communications for Gov. McCrory, released the following statement Friday:
“For the last nine months, the governor has consistently said state legislation is only needed if the Charlotte ordinance remains in place. If the Charlotte City Council totally repeals the ordinance and then we can confirm there is support to repeal among the majority of state lawmakers in the House and Senate, the governor will call a special session. It is the governor’s understanding that legislative leaders and the lieutenant governor agree with that assessment. “
The announcement comes after recent moves by the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference to move championship games out of the state because of the HB2.
In July, the NBA pulled the NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte, citing the HB2 as the reason.