McClatchy Media quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown and Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca while floating the idea that HB2 will go to referendum in the November election:

The idea of letting the state’s voters decide the fate of the controversial LGBT law was floated Tuesday by Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca in an interview with an Asheville TV station.

Apodaca is the top lieutenant to Senate leader Phil Berger, and he told WLOS News 13 that staff attorneys were looking into a constitutional referendum that would make HB2 permanent — or kill it.

“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,” Apodaca said. “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.”
Brown said the idea will be brought before all Senate Republicans “in the next few weeks.”

“You need to get input from the people, because I think a lot of them probably feel they don’t have their words being heard, and this is a way for people to respond to that,” Brown said.

I’ll believe it when I see it.