Gov. Pat McCrory met privately with Republican legislators Wednesday morning to discuss House Bill 2.
The meeting comes amid reports that legislators are considering changes to the controversial LGBT law before the General Assembly adjourns for the year. A draft bill that surfaced Tuesday would restore the ability to sue for employment discrimination in state courts – something McCrory has been pushing legislators to do for months.
McCrory emerged from a small conference room with Senate leader Phil Berger, then entered a larger room where House and Senate Republicans were meeting. Both declined to comment as they passed a gaggle of reporters. Applause could be heard from the room a few minutes later.
Shortly before noon Wednesday, the meeting was still under way.
Some lawmakers have said that changes to HB2 could be considered before the General Assembly adjourns this week or next. But GOP leaders have been tight-lipped about what changes might be in the works. Many of them have stressed that they’re unwilling to drop the law’s best-known provision, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates while in government facilities.