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Chris Christie says he probably wouldn’t sign an anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ in NJ

Joseph McCormick April 24, 2016
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The Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has said he likely wouldn’t sign into law an anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ in the state.

Speaking at Rutgers University on Friday, the Republican Governor made the comments in the wake of such bills passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

The bills limit the rights of trans people to use a bathroom which corresponds to their gender identity.

North Carolina’s HB2 also reversed any local laws passed to protect LGBT people.

Christie said: “It strikes me as not something I’d sign here in New Jersey.”

“But I don’t know all the specifics of it. So I don’t want to assail another piece of legislation I haven’t even read,” he added.

Hundreds of business leaders have urged the repeal of North Carolina’s HB2, and multiple celebrities have pulled out of appearances, including Ringo Starr and, Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen was even accused of using “bully tactics” for cancelling the concert by one of the state’s Representatives.

But dozens of celebrities and hundreds of fans came to the defence of Springsteen, commending him for taking a stand.

Others such as Mumford and Sons and Cyndi Lauper have said they will appear but that they will donate their profits to LGBT rights organisations.

Mississippi also faces similar threats as Bryan Adams and Sharon Stone have pulled out of appearances there.

Related topics: Chris Christie, hb2, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, US

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