The LGBT community won yet another battle in the war for equal rights today when Charlotte Mayor, Jennifer Roberts, pulled a discussion of the impact of HB2 from the agenda for tonight's Charlotte City Council meeting.
This doesn't mean there won't be other attempts to repeal the ordinance, which after the passage of HB2 actually no longer exists since state law supersedes the ordinance.
Tonight's discussion and proposed resolution were pretty much just ceremonial and would have provided cover for the Republicans to claim with more force that it really was Charlotte's fault all along.
Some of the city council members got that. While others took their listening duties maybe a little too far and were listening to all the wrong people.
The nondiscrimination ordinance that was passed in Charlotte is not why businesses have pulled out of North Carolina or why artists are cancelling plans to perform in the state. We are losing business for one reason and one reason only - the Republicans in the state legislature passed HB2.
If you get a chance, send a few words of support. We've seen the power grabs the big government Republicans in the NCGA have made across the state. We should fully expect retribution against Charlotte. We need to let them know we've got their backs.