North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory told Charlotte city councilors that he would support an attempt to nullify a proposed nondiscrimination law. McCrory was mayor of Charlotte for 14 years and a city councilor for six years.
A similar ordinance was defeated last year on a 6-5 vote, but this year the measure has the support to pass. Mayor Jennifer Roberts also supports the bill. The ordinance would provide public accommodation protections for LGBT people.
“It is not only the citizens of Charlotte that will be impacted by changing basic restroom and locker room norms but also citizens from across our state and nation who visit and work in Charlotte,” McCrory said in an email to the council’s two Republican opponents to the measure. “This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.”
“Also, this action of allowing a person with male anatomy, for example, to use a female restroom or locker room will most likely cause immediate State legislative intervention which I would support as governor,” he continued according to The Charlotte Observer.
Council member Al Austin, a Democrat who supports the ordinance, told the Observer, “We are trying to show the world that Charlotte is an inclusive place. We can’t control what Raleigh thinks and what Raleigh does.”
Austin added that he believes McCrory already has draft legislation ready to overturn the city’s vote. The council will vote on the proposed law this evening; it is expected to pass.
H/t: LGBTQ Nation
Whatever. North Carolina has got to be THE worst state, anyway.
Wow, this makes me so proud to be a North Carolinian. -_-
Marshall R. Krug
what a schmuck!
Hate will lose.
Hopefully this asshole will just be a one term, even that term was a mistake, governor. He never should have been elected in the first place. Most of my Republican friends admitted that they made a BIG mistake voting for him. I’m from N.Y., living in N.C. for the past 16 years and it is a big adjustment, so provincial here.
Jacques van Rooyen
Yeah, you would be able hear the sound of the pink dollar fucking off to states that embrace it.
Steven J Neville
He’s an idiot! Pass the bill already!
The headline is wrong. It’s a Charlotte city bill being voted on. The article is accurate but the headline is wrong. What’s most troubling is his interference in local legislation. He focuses on bathrooms but this is so much more than a bathroom issue.
Ugh. What is it with these people’s perceptions of sexuality, specifically the penis? It’s noteworthy that they never complain about a transgendered man entering a men’s restroom. Nope. According to them, the *danger* is when someone with a penis enters a women’s restroom. In their warped minds, it’s that every male has dominion over every female by virtue of his anatomy.
Let’s put him in a ring with Ronda Rousey and see how his theory fares.
Another terrorist masquerading as a Christian!
Luis H. Lopez
Such ignorant uneducated bigots have to much power . Gays must boycott homophobic states .Economic boycott don’t spend gay money on evil regimes .
As always, throwing raw meat to his evangelicals base.
@GG: Whatever it is, it works. It even helped defeat the equal rights amendment to give women equal rights via constitutional amendment.
Hopefully the people of Charlotte do the smart thing and not for an ordinance that nullifies an all-inclusive nondiscrimination policy, unlike the people in the 4th largest city in America *cough* Houston *cough* suckered by a bathroom “issue”.
What a cunt
So we can make certain that all the Religious Freedom laws get passed but to hell with everyone else. The South sucks !!!!! and I was born and raised there.
@Luis H. Lopez: Even the gays in N.C. are horrors, though.
The Governor should answer why people should maintain the rule of law when he wants to violate their basic human rights. He is powerless to restore the rule of law once it vanishes from committing such atrocities.
Jay A. Scaramazzo
You Americans work very hard to make your nation look stupid to therest of the world. Can’t you get these daft politicians to shut up?
Scott McIntosh, We need the material for our comedy hours.
@Scott McIntosh: Ha ha ! Says the guy from the pathetic country that worships the rapper Dappy.
I may be gay but i do not support transgendered people being allowed to use whichever restroom they desire. Bathrooms are made to support your biology – not your gender. and its EXTREMELY disrespectful to not care about everyone else’s feelings in that restroom.
Brian JC Kneeland
warn of the consequences of not passing the law!
@Brian JC Kneeland: Like what ??
@Mark Pointon: Countering homophobia with misogyny isn’t cool.
@GG: They’re obsessed with queer people, gay sex, and trans issues, but a lot of it comes down to fear of women, femininity, and the imagined loss of male power. They want to control women’s body’s, and police gay men’s. He’s probably a closet case too. Soooo many homophobes are.
The Bill Passed.. What you going to do now Gov???!!!
Once [email protected] is n0 L0nger fashionable, the Country will move towards equality and love. It’s happening. The media picks up on stories that get our g0ats. Then we are accused of doing unspeakable things with these g0ats. The youth will move away from this blatant big0try and [email protected] It will become a defining element in their lives. Hang in there….and v0te!
Pat McCrory must be a Republican who is on the losing side of history. People are tired of discrimination and negativity against LGBTs, who by the way, are law abiding American citizens and deserve equal rights.
I’ll never understand it as long as I live. Gays voting for anti-gay Republicans, then feigning shock and outrage when the bigots follow through with their anti-gay rhetoric. Do your gay Republican friends think these vile, anti-gay creatures are kidding around?
” Once [email protected] is n0 L0nger fashionable, the Country will move towards equality and love. ”
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