Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a
Democrat, on Tuesday said that he would veto a bill that prohibits
transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.
Appearing on NPR's Here & Now,
Wolf, whose state was the biggest prize in Tuesday's presidential
primaries, was asked to weigh in on such laws.
“What about this issue that has come
up, especially in some Southern states, these bathroom bills. What
would you do if you got a bill like that about transgender people in
the state of Pennsylvania not being allowed to use the bathroom of
the gender that they identify with now?” host Jeremy Hobson asked.
“I think it's wrong to keep people
out of bathrooms they think that they should be able to use,” Wolf
answered. “If a bill came to me that, the likes of which I've
seen in the South, I'd veto it.”
Recent laws in Mississippi and North
Carolina have spurred companies, celebrities and politicians to call
for repeal of the laws.