Everyone's talking about LGBT law -- except the lawmakers

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Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:05 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is the country's most discussed state legislation, but few lawmakers seem willing to talk about it.

Less than a third of the state's legislators answered in a statewide survey whether they'd prefer to amend the law or leave it as-is when their session starts Monday.

The survey, conducted by seven newspapers and The Associated Press, was put to all 168 current senators and representatives. They were asked whether they supported revisiting the law.

Overall, 41 said they favor revisiting it. That's several more than voted against the law or left in protest the day it passed in March. Eleven said they don't favor changes, while 17 gave equivocal answers or declined to comment. The rest didn't participate.