- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber’s Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

Sen. Harry Brown of Jacksonville responded Wednesday to comments by another GOP senator floating a proposed constitutional amendment for an up-or-down statewide vote.

Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville told Asheville’s WLOS-TV on Tuesday (https://bit.ly/1WoU0hQ ) that Republicans may consider putting the question on the November ballot so that voters can settle on keeping House Bill 2 “once and for all.”

Brown told reporters the Senate Republican Caucus would probably discuss the idea in the next few weeks.

Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary says he has not heard similar discussions among House Republicans.


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