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McCrory says HB2 compromise must rise about cheap politics

September 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says Democrats are to blame for not reaching a compromise that could have paved the way to repeal a state law limiting protections for LGBT people and that it will have to be decided in the courts.

Speaking to the Rotary Club in Uptown Charlotte Tuesday, McCrory said he worked without success with both legislative and local leaders to reach an agreement allowing the state to repeal House Bill 2.

McCrory and legislative leaders had said they would consider repealing the law in exchange for Charlotte repealing its ordinance, but Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said the state could repeal its law without action by the city.

The governor said solving the issue will have to rise above cheap politics, boycotts and economic threats.

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