North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who signed an anti-LGBT bill into law this week, dismissed widespread criticism of the bill Monday as simply a “branding effort.”
“This national political campaign directed toward North Carolina, I think, is well-coordinated and more political theater than reality,” McCrory told NBC News.
McCrory defended the law, which effectively prevents cities and counties in North Carolina from passing rules that protect LGBT rights, by arguing that other cities and states have similar ordinances.
“We are not taking away any rights whatsoever of individuals,” McCrory said, adding later that he thinks “this political correctness has gone amok.”
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