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PolitiFact: McCrory’s ordinance claim on ‘Meet The Press’ is ‘mostly false’

Gov. Pat McCrory defends North Carolina’s law on LGBT rights on Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Gov. Pat McCrory defends North Carolina’s law on LGBT rights on Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Meet the Press/NBC News

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."

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PolitiFact NC

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.

North Carolina repealed HB2 in 2017 but left intact some of its provisions. But with Charlotte’s reputation tainted, the city is still paying to market itself to visitors.

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