From an editorial in the (Greensboro) News & Record on Monday:
Former Gov. Pat McCrory made headlines last week when he proclaimed during a radio interview that the infamous House Bill 2 “was never really repealed.”
Despite a new bill, HB 142, enacted in March, McCrory said all the elements of HB2 remain in force.
“Nothing’s changed, but it’s one of the best-kept secrets in the media and in politics,” McCrory said.
Politifact North Carolina analyzed his statement in detail and rated it “mostly false.”
Among the elements that has changed was the requirement that people use the public restrooms that match the gender listed on their birth certificates. That is a huge difference.
The former governor was right about this, however: “It was a fake issue in many ways all along ...” He should know, since he signed HB2 on the basis that “grown men,” meaning transgender women, posed a threat to real women and girls.
It was a scare tactic meant to win votes, but it backfired on McCrory and the entire state of North Carolina.