After several hours of the usual noisy testimony the City Council of Charlotte, NC voted to approve an LGBT rights ordinance. It is "non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in public accommodations, vehicles for hire, and in government contracting." The ordinance passed 7-4.
NC Gov. Pat McCrory has vowed "immediate intervention" to overturn the Charlotte ordinance and GOP leaders in the state are working to make that happen.
The West Virginia State Senator Craig Blair, the GOP Majority Whip, has introduced a resolution to overturn local ordinances that protect LGBT people. He wants the same nondiscrimination laws across the sate to make it less confusing for businesses. Yeah, we've heard that one before.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is being pressured to change an upcoming Religious Freedom Act, but he isn't saying what the changes will be. The state's businesses, wary of another Indiana backlash, are applying the pressure.