North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory is very upset that people won’t just forget about his anti-LGBT law.
North Carolina lost a string of big investment ventures earlier this year over Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s decision to sign the contentious HB 2 – which voided all local ordinances protecting LGBT rights, banned transgender people from using their preferred bathroom, and permits businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on the grounds of religious belief.
McCrory continues to insist the anti-trans rules are “common sense”, but the state has faced a string of lawsuits as human rights groups believe HB 2 to be a clear violation of the US Constitution.
Republicans in the state also stoked fury by draining 500,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund, to cover legal costs of defending the law.
But that was so, like, one month ago, and now McCrory’s upset that people are still even talking about it.
In a re-election TV ad, he complained: “When we were raising teacher pay, creating jobs and cutting taxes, other folks were actually pushing to make our schools allow boys to use the girls’ locker room and showers.”
Are we really talking about this? Does the desire to be politically correct outweigh our children’s privacy and safety?
“Not on my watch. Our kids and teachers are my priority. This is North Carolina. Let’s do what’s right.”
“This is North Carolina. Let’s do what’s right.”
McCrory is such a paragon of free speech that he’s bravely disabled YouTube comments on the ad.
His claim to have “created jobs” is particularly jarring given the thousands of jobs lost in the state thanks to his law.