Megyn Kelly challenged North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to defend the so-called “bathroom” bill — a sweeping anti-LGBT law that rescinded a local ordinance that guaranteed protections for gay and transgender people and has inspired a nationwide wave of protest.
McCrory sought to characterize the Charlotte ordinance has an example of government overreach into private businesses. Meanwhile Kelly gently explained to the Tar Heel governor how women’s bathrooms work: “I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life,” she said, “and we don’t have the urinal situation.” She continued: “We don’t see each other. So why are you concerned about girls exposing themselves or seeing somebody else exposed?”
Artists such as Bruce Springsteen have cancelled performances in the state and corporations like PayPal rolled back plans to expand there. Commentators and reporters on both the left and the right have found the law’s proponents’ claims — that it protects children from molesters in public restrooms — to be specious.
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