McCrory on HB2: 'I can't believe we're talking about this'

Posted April 29, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory

— Gov. Pat McCrory appeared on Fox News' "The Kelly File" Thursday night to defend House Bill 2.

The conversation with host Megyn Kelly focused exclusively on the provision that deals with public bathroom and locker room accommodations. Sections of the bill dealing with the right to sue in court or broader discrimination protections were not discussed.

As he has done before, McCrory put responsibility for the law on the Charlotte City Council, which passed an ordinance that would have required local businesses to allow transgender individuals to use the locker room or restroom that corresponds to their gender identity. The new law prohibits cities from making such rules and requires that multi-user facilities in public buildings, such as schools, bet set aside according to the sex on a person's birth certificate.

"We ought to allow the schools to make special arrangements for those people," McCrory said, slamming an Obama administration policy that is in line with the Charlotte ordinance and at issue in an ongoing Virginia lawsuit.

Kelly pressed McCrory several times on the rhetoric surrounding House Bill 2.

"What is the fear about the transgender situation in the bathrooms?" she asked.

"Mine is not a fear," McCrory responded. "I don't like the rhetoric that's often used on the right saying what the fear is. It's a basic expectation of privacy that I hear from moms or dads or families that, when their daughter or son goes into a facility, a restroom, they expect people of that gender, that biological sex, to be the only other ones in that."

McCrory also used the occasion to accuse PayPal of "selective hypocrisy" for refusing to expand a location in North Carolina, even though the company does business in other countries with harsh anti-LGBT laws.

"This is where I think the corporate elite have to be very careful about getting involved in politics. It's inconsistent outrage – it's selective outrage – and they might need to examine their own practices in other states that have the exact same rules that North Carolina does," he said.


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  • Paul Hayeze May 2, 2016
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    AARON LEE: Guess kilts are out for you then....Better stay away from any parade as well, might see some guy wearing a kilt...Oh the horror....

  • Kathryn Adams May 2, 2016
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    Ah yes, the same chapter of Deuteronomy that bans wearing clothing with mixed fibers, and mandates stoning non-virgins. Remind me why some portions of Deuteronomy are optional and others aren't?

  • Arron Lee May 1, 2016
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    Can't get any plainer than this my friends:
    "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God."
    Deuteronomy 22:5 KJV

  • Jimmy Ray May 1, 2016
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    That was closing on Friday. Stock markets are closed on the weekends. Duh!

  • Melvin Denis May 1, 2016
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    Target stock staying steady at $79.50 with no signs of loss from a meager attempt of a boycott.

  • Xander Bogaerts Apr 30, 2016
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    You don't have the time? Well perhaps you could swap your free time protecting women and children in the bathroom by actually being in the bathroom, instead of commenting on it only? So, as a suggestion, when you make time to write a comment, on a news story, you could stop yourself, go to the nearest public restroom, and do some checking instead. Free time problem solved!

    If that won't work for you, let's get back to the topic at hand. Protection of women and children, right? Well, domestic violence is the number one predator of women and children. The NCGOP would be better served focusing their efforts on a real problem like domestic violence instead of the fantasy of a predator using an ordinance like Charlotte's tg/tv bathroom ordinance.

  • Jimmy Ray Apr 30, 2016
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    "and check everyones genitals there to make sure there are no females in there."

    Really? No, I don't have the time. Judging from your previous posts, that sounds like your kind of thing anyway. Remember, it's the LGBTers who started this whole thing in the first place.

  • Iam Theantisatan Apr 30, 2016
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    The radical left is so brain dead they don't even know the American flag stands for the Freedom that gives them the right to burn it and yell "transphobia!".

    A few select posters here would fit right in with these hate spewing leftists who would have been sent to prision in many countries they praise if they did this to those country's flag.

    Two days ago in California. Say hello to those
    who want grown men to have the legal right
    to shower with little girls.

    "Watch SJW's Burn American Flag
    And Attempt To Explain Why"



  • Xander Bogaerts Apr 30, 2016
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    No worries Jimmy, I spent $296.54 at Target this morning. Have fun at Walmart, and if you have time you should double check the male restrooms (as long as you are a male!) and check everyones genitals there to make sure there are no females in there.

  • Xander Bogaerts Apr 30, 2016
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    The article states it was not a young girl, but rather an adult woman, and that it was inside the theater, not the museum. No idea where you're getting your info from, but you should double check it because it is not accurate. Unless the intent is to spread misinformation?

    "Arrest warrants state that the exposure happened inside the theater while Dravis was touching the leg of a woman and staring at her. Marbles President Sally Edwards reiterated that Dravis touched the leg of an adult."
    Read more at http://www.wral.com/warrant-man-exposed-himself-to-children-at-marbles-imax/15668795/#T6g5p3hqdjcZ7Dzd.99