CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with Rep. Dan Bishop, the lead sponsor of NC’s anti-LGBT HB 2, this morning.
North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory faces a deadline today to respond to the Justice Department, who has demanded the state stop enforcing the law, which it says violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. McCrory appeared flustered and defensive in an interview conducted on FOX News Sunday over the weekend.
Asks Cuomo: “In light of the federal action in the letter, Cuomo asks Bishop, do you have any thoughts about whether to change or rescind this bill?”
“Well it’s a very common sense and reasonable law. It’s fully consistent with the civil rights law, including Title VII including Title IX and it’s important to protect basic personal privacy rights of folks who would use public showers and bathrooms in North Carolina.”
Cuomo replies: “I’ll take that as a no.”
“There’s always been the possibility of tweaking something that there’s an imperfection in it but no, the law’s reasonable and I’m not in favor of rescinding it…Governor McCrory has taken an unbelievable pounding. He’s been under siege, and he’s been excellent throughout. I’m confident Governor McCrory will continue making excellent decisions. It’s his call. “
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