Senator Tom Apodaca, who controls the fate of a bill to repeal North Carolina’s anti-LGBT HB 2 tells WLOS that it’s not going to happen:
“Our caucus seems pretty well dug in.”
The bill to repeal HB 2 was filed by Democratic lawmakers on Monday.
But Apodaca has other plans:
“If it was up to me, I’d just put it out to a vote of the people. Let them decide what they want to do. And I’ve floated that idea. Let’s put it on the ballot and get it over with once and for all. If the majority wants this, fine. If they don’t, fine. “
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Apodaca’s plans come after a day of heated protest:
Dozens of protesters arrested late Monday at North Carolina’s Legislative Building have been released after a day of demonstrations for and against House Bill 2. Officers arrested 54 protesters who came to voice opposition to the law late Monday as legislators returned to start their session. Detention records show the protesters were released late Monday or early Tuesday on a written promise to appear or on bonds that were generally around $1,000. Their court dates are scheduled for early June.”