North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
this week continued to defend a law that targets the LGBT community.
According to the Winston-Salem
Journal, McCrory said that he will continue to fight for a
“respect for privacy.”
The law, known as House Bill 2, was
approved during a one-day special session in March. It blocks cities
from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from
using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including
The law's passage led to dueling
lawsuits between North Carolina and the U.S. Department of Justice
after the agency asked the state not to enforce the law's bathroom
Speaking at a homeschooling conference
in Benton, McCrory talked about the advantages of home schooling.
“One other advantage of home
schooling is you aren't going to have the president, the attorney
general or the mayor of Charlotte telling you what bathroom [to
use],” he said.
McCrory said that kids with “special
needs and unique needs,” a reference to transgender students,
should use unisex bathrooms.
“But don't change the norms that have
been working for generations,” he added.
McCrory's remarks received a standing
ovation, the paper reported.