New state Rep. Chris Sgro taking oath before new session

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The head of North Carolina’s leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year’s regular work session.

Chris Sgro (skro) of Greensboro takes the oath of office Sunday at the LGBT Center in Raleigh. He’ll be the General Assembly’s only open gay member.

Guilford County Democrats this month chose Sgro to fill the unexpired term of state Rep. Ralph Johnson who died last month. The work session begins Monday and Sgro is expected to remain in office through the end of the year.

Sgro says he’ll seek repeal of a law approved by the General Assembly that limits LGBT protections. Sgro will remain executive director of Equality North Carolina.

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