Tuesday, March 29, 2016

True Grit: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory goes on offense transgender law draws lawsuit, ‘Political correctness in our nation is taking over common sense’



I’ll say this about Pat McCrory, he ain’t no punk like that governor from Georgia. 
This is exactly the kind of fighter that’s rarely seen in the Republican Party.  Others GOP governors should take notice.  This is what We The People want.       

The News Observer reports two transgender people and a lesbian law professor at N.C. Central University filed a lawsuit in federal court early Monday challenging North Carolina’s new law that bans local governments from passing local anti-discrimination ordinances and dictates that transgender residents use the public restrooms of their biological sex.

The legal challenge, announced Monday by representatives from the ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal and Equality NC, added more backlash over a law that within days of its adoption has drawn strong opposition from major corporations, professional and college sports organizations and the White House.

The challengers contend that HB2 permits discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the state, singling them out for “disfavored treatment.” They argue that the law violates the U.S. Constitution and makes North Carolina the first state to require public school and university students to use only those bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates, a Title IX violation.
McCrory’s press secretary issued a statement on Monday saying the “governor respects the right of any legal challenges,” but criticized state and national media for what he described as “continued distortion of the facts.”

“Where was this coordinated outrage and media attention when the original bathroom ordinance was defeated in Charlotte just last year?” spokesman Graham Wilson said. “The governor looks forward to cheering for the UNC Tar Heels in the NCAA Final Four being played in Houston, a city that defeated a similar bathroom ordinance referendum last year with over 61 percent of the vote.”

McCrory’s press secretary issued a statement on Monday saying the “governor respects the right of any legal challenges,” but criticized state and national media for what he described as “continued distortion of the facts.”
“Where was this coordinated outrage and media attention when the original bathroom ordinance was defeated in Charlotte just last year?” spokesman Graham Wilson said. “The governor looks forward to cheering for the UNC Tar Heels in the NCAA Final Four being played in Houston, a city that defeated a similar bathroom ordinance referendum last year with over 61 percent of the vote.”

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As reported on NBC North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday dismissed criticism of a controversial new law curbing LGBT anti-discrimination protections as "political theater" that he says is concocted by left-wing activists, accusing them of a "calculated smear campaign" that included threatening local businesses to oppose the measure.

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