RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina legislature is returning Wednesday to meet and consider stopping the implementation of Charlotte’s new non-discrimination ordinance before it takes effect April 1.
But the final legislation is expected to do more than eliminate the right of transgender people in Charlotte to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity.
Draft legislation obtained by The Associated Press would appear to pre-empt completely what Charlotte added to its non-discrimination ordinance and prevent local governments from passing similar acts. It also would require schools, agencies and public college campuses to require communal bathrooms be designated for use only by people based on their biological sex.
The eventual legislation was still getting work Tuesday. House Speaker Tim Moore says he believes Gov. Pat McCrory can support the final product.
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