The Executive Order issued today by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory leaves intact House Bills 2’s provisions that mandate transgender people use the wrong restroom and attempts to confuse the issue by adding sexual orientation and gender identity for state employees in the workplace.
In response, Shane Windmeyer, the Executive Director of Campus Pride, issued the following statement:
What Governor McCrory did today changes nothing. House Bill 2 endangers the safety of all North Carolina college students in the UNC system, particularly transgender young people. HB 2 is still in direct conflict with Title IX protections and jeopardizes billions in federal aid coming to the State of North Carolina.
Campus Pride calls on a full repeal of House Bill 2 immediately. We urge North Carolina college students to do more protests, marches and rallies directed at the Governor and the General Assembly. The political pressure is obviously working. Just last week the Governor was doubling-down on his discrimination and now he is seeking to justify his hate bill under the guise of “common sense.” The only common sense thing to do is to repeal HB2 now.
Let’s not be fooled by the Governor’s false actions to save face in an election year. HB 2 is wrong for North Carolina!
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