Yesterday in North Carolina, “Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who oversees the Senate, and House Speaker Tim Moore, both Republicans, invoked a seldom-used constitutional provision” to call the State Senate and House into session in order to overturn an ordinance enacted in Charlotte that would “allow transgender people to use either a men’s or women’s bathroom, depending on the gender with which they identify.”
Very simply, they — and the millions of North Carolinians they represent – won. In the State Senate, the vote was 32-0. The State House voted to overturn the ordinance by a margin of 82-25; 12 Democrats joined all Republicans in voting to stop the Charlotte law.