Pat McCrory on Civil Rights



Signed anti-transgender "bathroom bill" into law

McCrory's tenure as governor is most remembered for the fight over House Bill 2, which limited LGBTQ protections and stopped local authorities from expanding their own nondiscrimination ordinances. The state law came in response to Charlotte adding LGBTQ protections to its nondiscrimination ordinance. Republicans passed the law which required people to use bathrooms in schools and other government buildings based on the gender listed on their birth certificate.
Source: The Charlotte Observer on 2022 North Carolina Senate race , Apr 14, 2021

Identity politics has gone too far, especially on the left

This cancel culture has got to end and the identity politics has gone way too far, especially on the left. We've got to end the identity politics and cancel culture and we need to be judged by our individual character, heart and souls.
Source: The Charlotte Observer on 2022 North Carolina Senate race , Apr 14, 2021

Let states decide on same-sex marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages. Following are some reactions from people across North Carolina: Gov. Pat McCrory:

"Like many North Carolinians, I still believe the definition of marriage should be determined by the states, and it should be the union between one man and one woman. However, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, which compels me as governor to ensure that North Carolina upholds the rule of law."

Source: WRAL-TV on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race , Oct 9, 2019

Transgendered people must use bathroom based on birth gender

A state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and directs transgender people to use public restrooms matching the gender on their birth certificate has dominated the political discourse since it was signed by GOP Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year.

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, who has held the office since 2001, has declined to defend the law and vowed to try repealing it as governor.

Source: Associated Press on 2016 North Carolina Gubernatorial race , Oct 1, 2016

Terminate license plates noting Sons of Confederate Veterans

Southern governors, including North Carolina's Pat McCrory, are pushing to erase state support of the Confederate battle flag. McCrory signaled his intent to ask the General Assembly to end availability of license plates that pay tribute to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

"Governor McCrory will be requesting that the General Assembly change the North Carolina statute in order to discontinue the issuance of the Confederate battle flag emblem on state-issued license plates," his Communications Director said. "The time is right to change this policy due to the recent Supreme Court ruling and the tragedy in Charleston."

Dylann Roof was charged in the shooting deaths of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last week. Roof is an alleged white supremacist whose social media postings prominently displayed the Confederate battle flag. S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley asked lawmakers to remove the flag from the statehouse grounds in response to the Charleston shooting.

Source: Charlotte Post on 2015 North Carolina gubernatorial race , Jun 24, 2015

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