Pat McCrory, the contentious North Carolina governor who has, on several occasions, made light of the state’s controversial anti-LGBTQ laws, has not changed his tune. On Tuesday, McCrory said if Caitlyn Jenner showed up in the state she would have to use the men’s restroom.
Jenner was brought up during Tuesday’s North Carolina gubernatorial debate between McCrory and his democratic opponent Attorney General Roy Cooper. The topic of the state’s recent removal of anti-discrimination protection for LGBTQ residents was discussed, and with Jenner being one of the most famous transgender athletes in the country, she was brought up. Under the state’s current law, individuals would have to use the restroom that aligns with the sex they were assigned with at birth. McCrory said if Jenner comes to the state, she would still be held accountable to these state’s laws:
“In the private sector in North Carolina, she can go wherever the private sector wants her to. If she’s going to a shower facility at [University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill] after running around the track, she’s going to use the men’s shower.”
Cooper responded that the states’ “bathroom bill” should be repealed and that Gov. McCrory’s law has actually been hurting his state. His assertion is not far off, as the NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game because of the law, and The Huffington Post reported 60 investment managers (who represent $2.1 trillion) called for the law to be repealed. But McCrory has stuck to his guns and even made fun of the law and those who have been affected by it.
(Via The Huffington Post)