After experiencing an onslaught of attacks from lefties and businesses over his state’s religious freedom bill, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order to alter the state’s LGBT discrimination rules.
From Daily Caller:
The executive order gives discrimination protections to state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Washington Post reports. McCrory also called on state legislators to reinstate the right to sue for discrimination. The law is a win for LGBT advocates, but it doesn’t touch the part of the recently passed religious freedom law that requires people to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate.
“I have come to the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, especially against the great state of North Carolina,” McCrory said in a statement. “Based upon this feedback, I am taking action to affirm and improve the state’s commitment to privacy and equality.”
McCrory’s decision comes after Deutsche Bank announced Tuesday it would not expand its operations in the state, costing the state 250 jobs. That announcement came after PayPal Holdings said it would not open a global operations center in the state’s capitol. It also cancelled a plan to invest $3.6 million in the state, Reuters reports.
Here’s a video report on McCrory’s executive order:
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