After being sent a letter explaining that his anti-LGBT law targeting transgender citizens of North Carolina is illegal, Governor Pat McCrory is denouncing the Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Justice new claim. The DOJ told the governor that HB2 violates the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, and he has until Monday at 6 PM, to respond that he will ensure the illegal law is not enforced.
McCrory, speaking to business leaders last evening at 6:30 PM dismissed the Department of Justice’s three-page letter detailing why HB2 is illegal by claiming it is the,
“interpretation of just one agency in the Obama administration.”
He apparently also suggested the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not apply to private businesses, which is not true. The Governor also released a snippy statement on his official website, calling the DOJ statement that HB2 is a violation of federal law “a claim by the Obama administration,” suggesting he might choose to not recognize the authority of the Justice Department. He also added,
“The right and expectation of privacy in one of the most private areas of our personal lives is now in jeopardy. We will be reviewing to determine the next steps.”
On a happier note, ad agency McKinney, based in Durham, North Carolina, put HB2 where it belongs: on rolls of toilet paper fit for flushing. They mailed the rolls to various media outlets and put out a video to accompany it. Watch.