North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has claimed that litigation has made his state's anti-LGBT “irrelevant.”

Approved during a one-day special session in March, House Bill 2 prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools, and blocks cities and municipalities from enacting measures that protect LGBT people from discrimination.

McCrory's support for the law has helped Attorney General Roy Cooper gain ground in his bid to unseat the incumbent, who is currently trailing by 9 percentage points according to a Monmouth University poll.

During an interview with conservative commentator Marc Rotterman, McCrory said that the law he signed was no longer pertinent because of a lawsuit filed by numerous states challenging the Obama administration's directive to schools on transgender bathroom use.

“This is all going to the Supreme Court, so when the media keeps talking about HB2, HB2's irrelevant because now 21 other states are suing the federal government along with the state of North Carolina,” McCrory said.

McCrory blamed the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for the uproar surround passage of the law.

“It was very planned and strategic by a group called the HRC, which has made North Carolina the epicenter of gender identity rights in restrooms, locker rooms and showers in our schools,” he said.

An HRC spokesman told the Washington Blade that the law is “anything but irrelevant.”

“It's a hateful, discriminatory bill that has cost taxpayers millions and damaged the state's economy and reputation,” Jay Brown said. “And it's a threat to the safety of more than 40,000 transgender people who live in North Carolina.”