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PolitiFact NC: McCrory wrong about effect of HB2 on cities

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory speaks to the media about House Bill 2 following a Novo Nordisk groundbreaking ceremony Monday, March 28, 2016 in Clayton.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory speaks to the media about House Bill 2 following a Novo Nordisk groundbreaking ceremony Monday, March 28, 2016 in Clayton. jhknight@newsobserver.com

Republican leaders have been on the defensive, in the face of national attention, ever since North Carolina passed a new state law that tackled everything from transgender people’s bathroom access to minimum wage laws and anti-discrimination policies.

A major talking point has been that the new law didn’t actually change anything.

“We have not taken away any rights that have currently existed in any city in North Carolina, from Raleigh to Durham to Chapel Hill to Charlotte,” Gov. Pat McCrory said at a press conference Monday.

PolitiFact NC looked into that claim and was not convinced.


 

 

 

VIDEO: Gov. Pat McCrory blames ‘inaccurate’ news stories for backlash against LGBT law while responding to reporters questions at a groundbreaking for a Novo Nordisk facility in Clayton, NC on Monday, March 28, 2016.

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