Speaker gauging special session interest with Charlotte vote


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s House speaker is asking fellow Republican colleagues whether they want a special legislative session to address this week’s Charlotte City Council vote involving transgender people and public accommodations.

Speaker Tim Moore wrote to House Republicans seeking to gauge their interest in returning before the next regularly scheduled work period April 25 to respond to Charlotte’s ordinance, which takes effect April 1.

Some GOP leaders are unhappy with part of the ordinance that would allow transgender people to choose public restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

Wednesday’s email obtained by The Associated Press has Moore writing he would ask Senate leader Phi Berger to join him in calling a special session if Moore gets at least 72 House responses in favor. There are 75 House GOP caucus members.

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