At a campaign rally in Raleigh, North
Carolina on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
Clinton criticized the state's law that targets the LGBT community.
House Bill 2 has “hurt people,”
Clinton told the crowd.
“Right here in North Carolina, the
very mean-spirited, wrong-headed decision by your legislature and
governor to pass and sign House Bill 2 has hurt this state, but more
than that, it’s hurt people,” Clinton said. “It sent a message
to so many people that, well, you know, you’re not really wanted,
you’re not really part of us.”
“I think the American dream is big
enough for everybody,” she added to applause.
Approved in March during a one-day
special session, House Bill 2 blocks local municipalities from
enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from using
the bathroom of their choice in government buildings and schools.
Donald Trump, Clinton's GOP rival, has
endorsed House Bill 2.