Opponents of Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance plan news conference

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – A group opposed to Charlotte’s new non-discrimination ordinance is holding a news conference to urge the General Assembly to use a special session to overturn the measure.

A statement from keepNCsafe said a group of mothers, business owners and victims of sexual assault will be assembling for a news conference on Friday at noon at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Complex.

Republican House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger have expressed opposition to the ordinance passed last month by the Charlotte City Council and which takes effect April 1.

Legislators have ultimate authority over North Carolina cities and counties.

Supporters of the ordinance held a news conference outside the Legislative Building on Thursday to urge lawmakers to leave the measure intact.

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