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Social media erupts as Charlotte rescinds LGBT rights law in HB2 trade off

In a rally outside of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center over 60 opponents of Charlotte's expanded nondiscrimination ordinance Friday, March 18, 2016, implored Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly to call a special session to repeal all or part of new legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.
In a rally outside of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center over 60 opponents of Charlotte's expanded nondiscrimination ordinance Friday, March 18, 2016, implored Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly to call a special session to repeal all or part of new legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Reaction on social media has been quick on the Charlotte Council’s vote to rescind its own LGBT civil rights laws in the expectation of a repeal of the state’s unpopular House Bill 2.

Most of the reaction has been critical, though some note how much damage HB2 did to the state.

Following a surprise move by the Charlotte City Council, Gov. Pat McCrory called for a special legislative session Wednesday to consider repealing House Bill 2.

Following a surprise move by the Charlotte City Council, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said Monday that legislative leaders have promised to call a special session to consider repealing House Bill 2.

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