New York Governor Bans Travel to North Carolina Due to Anti-LGBT Law
Responding to the New Anti-LGBT Law in North Carolina, Governor Andrew Cuomo Issues Ban on Travel to the State
On March 23, North Carolina state lawmakers rushed through a sweeping anti-gay and anti-transgender law that eliminates all local LGBTQ anti-discrimination measures and specifically blocks transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican up for reelection, signed it the very same day. Thankfully, there is backlash from people with clout. This time, it’s Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Direct from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Facebook page:
“In New York, we believe that all people – regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation – deserve the same rights and protections under the law. From Stonewall to marriage equality, our state has been a beacon of hope and equality for the LGBT community, and we will not stand idly by as misguided legislation replicates the discrimination of the past. As long as there is a law in North Carolina that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT people, I am barring non-essential state travel to that state.”