House leader: Deal may not have led to full H.B. 2 repeal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House leader says a law restricting LGBT anti-discrimination rules may not have been fully repealed even if Charlotte leaders had agreed this month to pull back their city ordinance that led to House Bill 2.

House Speaker Tim Moore made the remark Wednesday in a television interview about previous negotiations to address the state law in a special session. Moore and other Republican leaders had said repeal was contingent on Charlotte doing away with its ordinance expanding protections related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Charlotte leaders have no plans to do so.

Moore told The Associated Press on Thursday that there were a number of options on the table to address H.B. 2, including repeal. His comments raise questions about how realistic a compromise was.