Roy Cooper promised to overcome discrimination

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The newly-elected North Carolina Governor swore to try his best to correct the mistakes of his former rival Pat McCrory and to make North Carolina an LGBT-friendly state. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony the Governor vowed that the state will be completely reconstructed and the new government will have people and their rights as their main priority. He said: “When a law attempts to make any North Carolinian less in the eyes of their fellow citizens, I will fight it. I will stand up for you if the Legislature cannot or will not.” The bill which would have repealed the law was introduced, but it included a moratorium which would have included a six-month-or-longer period during which local ordinances could not be passed around employment practices, public accommodations or bathroom access. Republicans introduced the moratorium to stop the city of Charlotte, which introduced a law protecting transgender rights, from re-introducing its measure which was rolled back by HB2. Charlotte had agreed to repeal its local ordinance as part of negotiations to hold the session to repeal HB2. But LGBT rights supporters and Democrats rejected the moratorium, saying it limited local authorities’ rights to protect people. However, the governor promised to not be deflated, and has stood firm on getting the bill repealed.
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