Gov. Pat McCrory defended a law striking down a local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance as a move against government intrusion Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.
From the beginning, McCrory has characterized Charlotte’s now-defunct ordinance as extreme government overreach in statements, videos and most recently his national interview with NBC host Chuck Todd.
"The city of Charlotte passed a bathroom ordinance mandate on every private-sector employer in Charlotte, N.C," McCrory said April 17. "It's not government's business to tell the private sector what their bathroom, locker room, or shower practices should be. Not only the private business, but also the Y.M.C.A. and other non-profit organizations."
Speaker: Gov. Pat McCrory
Statement: “The city of Charlotte passed a bathroom ordinance mandate on every private-sector employer in Charlotte, N.C.”
Ruling: The city did pass an ordinance that applied to many businesses, but not all of them. It only covered places of public accommodation. We rate this claim Mostly False.