Hillary Clinton put HB2 under fire during North Carolina campaign stop
Hillary Clinton attacked North Carolina’s controversial anti-LGBT at a campaign stop in Raleigh, North Carolina, today.
“The very mean-spirited, wrong-headed decision by your legislature and governor to pass and sign House Bill 2 has hurt this state.” the Democratic presidential candidate told supporters.
“But more than that, it’s hurt people.”
“It has sent a message to so many people. ‘You know, you’re not really wanted. You’re not really part of us.’ I think the American dream is big enough for everybody.”
HB2 was the first anti-LGBT legislation to be passed after the Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage across all 50 states.
The bill, which requires trans people to use public bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificate, also limits LGBT protections across the state.
The anti-LGBT bathroom bill has cost North Carolina a mind blowing $395 million because of the loss of jobs, trade and entertainment in the state.
The governor of the state, Pat McCrory, said his state would call a session to consider repealing the widely condemned bill, but only if the city of Charlotte repeals its own LGBT protections.
Charlotte snubbed the “compromise” plan and flatly rejected any such ‘deal’, signalling that LGBT rights are not up for negotiation or compromise
Governor McCrory is trailing in the re-election battle due to his anti-LGBT crusade.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 27, 2016