US: Top North Carolina officials threaten to negate Charlotte LGBT rights law

The Charlotte City Council passed an LGBT nondiscrimination bill in a 7 to 4 vote — leading top NC Republicans to threaten state legislation that would negate the city ordinance. Gov. Pat McCrory had told city officials in an email one day before the vote that state lawmakers may take “immediate” action to block Charlotte’s new policy.

The state’s Speaker of the House, Tim Moore, followed up Tuesday morning to announce he would work with fellow Republicans to explore a “legislative intervention to correct [Charlotte’s] radical course.” Both leading Republicans argued the bill would present safety risks by allowing transgender people into restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.  Read more via Buzzfeed