- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts says the city will not compromise on its transgender equality ordinance.

But multiple media outlets report four Charlotte City Council members have met with state lawmakers about the controversy sparked when North Carolina lawmakers overturned Charlotte’s ordinance.

The state law has been widely criticized, with cancelations of conventions and concerts and other governments banning travel to the state.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Roberts met with House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger last week, who suggested council repeal the nondiscrimination ordinance that sparked the state legislation.

Roberts said Wednesday there will be no compromise.

Two Republican and two Democratic city council members met with legislative leaders Tuesday.

Councilman Ed Driggs says the council members wanted to discuss the situation with legislative leaders.



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