North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed legislation House Bill 2 designed to rein in local governments passing their own anti-discrimination rules.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Finally, after all these years of Obama and the Liberals ramming the LGBT Agenda down our throats, North Carolina has emerged as the first state to say a resounding “no!” with House Bill 2. What’s in this bill that is causing all this faux outrage from the LGBT? The idea that men should use the men’s room, and women should use the ladies room.
McCrory’s office confirmed he signed the law late Wednesday night, hours after the legislature finalized the bill in a one-day work session. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh because a Charlotte City Council ordinance was supposed to take effect April 1 that expanded protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for treatment at hotels and restaurants.
Critics focused on the ability of transgender people to use the bathroom or locker rooms aligned with their gender identity. So did McCrory, Charlotte’s mayor for 14 years.
The resulting legislation went further. Now cities, towns, and counties can’t pass anti-discrimination rules beyond a new state standard. And public schools, public college campuses and government agencies must require bathrooms or locker rooms be designated for use only by people based on their biological sex.
McCrory’s office released a statement Wednesday night, saying “the basic expectation of privacy in the most personal of settings, a restroom or locker room, for each gender was violated by government overreach and intrusion by the mayor and city council of Charlotte.”
Ordinance defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom/locker room for instance. That’s why I signed bipartisan bill to stop it
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) March 24, 2016
The governor also said the “radical breach of trust and security under the false argument of equal access not only impacts the citizens of Charlotte but people who come to Charlotte to work, visit or play. This new government regulation defies common sense and basic community norms by allowing, for example, a man to use a woman’s bathroom, shower or locker room.”
Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality North Carolina condemned McCrory’s action, and announced after the bill became law that the organizations are exploring legal challenges to the law. source
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