Governor McCrory Takes Action To Protect Privacy And Equality

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Governor McCrory Takes Action To Protect Privacy And Equality

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[Governor McCrory Takes Action To Protect Privacy And Equality]

[Pat McCrory (North Carolina Governor):] Source: LYBIO.net
Hi I’m North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

North Carolina proudly welcomes all people to live work and visit our great state.

We didn’t become the ninth most populous state in the nation by accident.

We have long held traditions of both ensuring equality for all our citizens and visitors while also respecting the privacy of everyone.

We are also a state that strives to allow our people and businesses to be as independent as possible without over-reaching government regulations.

These North Carolina values of privacy and equality came into conflict recently when the Charlotte City Council passed a new mandate that forced on businesses a city-wide ordinance of bathrooms and locker room regulations.

Something frankly, we had never seen or had before in that great city or in North Carolina.

Simply put, this government over-reach was a solution in search of a problem.

In fact, Charlotte city council rejected this proposal less than one year ago.

In a letter prior to the vote I notified the Charlotte City Council that this unnecessary and intrusive mandate conflicts with basic expectations of privacy in the most private of settings.

Therefore, as I expected to state took action on what was seen as government over-reach.

You know, after listening to people’s feedback during the past several weeks on this issue, I have come to the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, passion and frankly selective outrage and hypocrisy; especially against the great state of North
Carolina.

But based on this feedback, I am taking action to affirm the state’s commitment to privacy and equality.

To that in today I have signed an Executive Order with the goal of achieving that fine balance.

It accomplishes the following:

First it maintains common-sense, gender-specific rest room and locker room facilities in government buildings and in our schools and when possible it allows for facilities for those who have the unique or special circumstances.

Second the private sector can make its own policy with regard to restrooms locker rooms and/or shower facilities; this is not a government decision; this is your decision in the private sector.

Third, I have affirmed the private sector and local governments right to establish its own nondiscrimination employment policies.

And forth, as governor, I have expanded our state Equal Employment Opportunity policy to clarify that sexual orientation and gender identity are included.

And fifth, I will immediately seek legislation in the upcoming short session to reinstate the right to sue for discrimination in North Carolina state courts.

[Pat McCrory (North Carolina Governor):] Source: L Y B I O . N E T
Simply put, I have listened to the people of North Carolina, and the people of North Carolina are entitled to both privacy and equality.

We can and we must achieve both of these goals.

Now I know these actions will not totally satisfy everyone, but the vast majority of our citizens want common-sense solutions to complex issues; this is the North Carolina way. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless the great state of North Carolina

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