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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Pat McCrory issued an executive order, in large part clarifying North Carolina law as it already stands under H.B. 2, the Single Sex Multiple Occupancy Bathrooms Act. North Carolina has come under a politically-motivated attack from President Obama, the ACLU, and large corporations, which actively are calling for the government to punish people over their views of sexuality.
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins called on Gov. McCrory to stand firm and continue to defend H.B. 2:
“The Left’s response to Governor McCrory’s executive order shows it has no interest in a ‘live and let live’ policy, and could care less about the commonsense privacy concerns of parents and families throughout North Carolina, even when it comes to the question of letting grown men use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms.
“While we don’t think Governor McCrory needed to provide additional clarity, his executive order does not change the law he just signed to prevent local governments from forcing people to violate their beliefs about sexuality and expectations of privacy.
“Instead of supporting a common sense approach to bathroom policies, the ACLU and their allies’ objections show they will stop at nothing short of forcing people to accept their radical agenda. All people deserve human dignity and respect, but that doesn’t mean the government should force people to violate their deeply-held views on sexuality or their expectation of privacy in shared restrooms.
“We join our allies in North Carolina, and all people of good faith, in calling on Gov. McCrory to continue to defend H.B. 2,” Perkins concluded.