Governor wants transgender restroom rule blocked

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory wants North Carolina’s legislature to prevent Charlotte and any other local government in the state from making regulations allowing transgender people to use restrooms or locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.

The Republican governor told The Associated Press on Tuesday he was “disappointed and saddened” by the Charlotte City Council’s vote Monday night that expanded a nondiscrimination ordinance relating to public accommodations. He says the action upsets the right to privacy that people expect. He says people expect others in their restroom or locker room to have the same anatomy as they do.

McCrory says he calls it “an extreme regulation that changes the basic norms of society.”

House Speaker Tim Moore said earlier Tuesday that he would work with McCrory and legislators to correct Charlotte’s action.

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