Originally published on April 17, 2016 on Think Progress by Josh Israel
Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) went on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday to defend the sweeping anti-LGBT law he signed last month. It did not go well for him.
After Charlotte passed an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, similar to longstanding laws in 18 states and hundreds of localities, the North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature rushed through HB2, a law that blocked all local non-discrimination laws in the state, required transgender citizens to use public agency bathrooms corresponding with “biological sex” as “is stated on a person’s birth certificate,” and pre-empting local laws governing employee rights.
Over the nearly 10-minute interview host Chuck Todd hammered at McCrory’s widely-debunked talking points.
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