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Video: McCrory Defends HB2 on 'Meet the Press'

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NC Governor Pat McCrory on 'Meet the Press'

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory appeared on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday to defend House Bill 2.  The controversial law has drawn wide condemnation in the corporate world, boycotts from artists, and travel bans from elected officials.  McCrory signed the bill hours after passage during a one-day special session to overturn a Charlotte ordinance that, among other things, allowed transgender people to use the restroom matching their gender identity.  But HB2 went far beyond, banning cities and towns from adopting their own non-discrimination ordinances, excluding LGBT protections in a statewide non-discrimination policy, and even banning cities from raising their own minimum wages.  A provision excluding workers from suing over discrimination in state court is one area where McCrory has said he disagrees. 

The full clip is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWghA_zNrI

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