Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has been clucking about the sham deal to repeal HB2 undertaken last week which left discrimination in place.
“The good news is this: the HRC lost the battle,” McCrory is quoted as saying. “With their resources and power and money, and their trying to get some other corporations to help support them in the battle…(The) fact of the matter is, they did not get a full repeal of HB2.”
In an interview with the Observer Friday, McCrory appeared to soften his comments. “What I’m saying is that I supported the compromise, and the HRC did not,” he said. “And I’m not the only one saying it wasn’t a full repeal. That’s what a compromise is.”
McCrory told radio station WBT that the year of turmoil caused by HB2 is to be blamed on Charlotte, because city leaders passed a “misguided ordinance.” That ordinance offered rights protections for LGBT people.
The NCAA said it would make a decision this week on whether last week’s repeal was sufficient for the organization to continue holding sports events in the state.