North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday claimed that the state's business lobby helped craft North Carolina's controversial anti-LGBT law.

House Bill 2 was approved during a one-day special session in March. It blocks cities and municipalities from enacting measures that prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community. It is also the only state law in the nation that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

The law also includes some employer-friendly provisions such as banning local minimum wage increases and stripping workers' right to file discrimination lawsuits in state courts. Lawmakers later restored the right to sue in state courts, which are seen as less complex and expensive than federal courts.

McCrory made the claims during an interview with a Winston-Salem-based outlet devoted to startup companies.

“It's only a five-page bill,” McCrory explained in calling on critics to read it. “There are four parts of it, two parts that the Chamber of Commerce helped write, in North Carolina,” he said.

North Carolina Chamber CEO Lew Ebert denied the claim in an email to The News & Observer. “[The Chamber of Commerce] had no part in suggesting, drafting or reviewing House Bill 2 and anyone who suggests otherwise is misrepresenting the facts.”

Ebert initially kept silent about the law's passage. He has denied that his organization sought the minimum wage freeze.

(Related: Pat McCrory calls barring transgender bathroom use “common sense” in new ad.)