Apparently No One Will Hire the Former Governor Who Signed the Transphobic Bathroom Law



Former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory cemented his legacy when he signed House Bill 2 into law last March, which forces transgender people to use bathrooms according to the gender they were assigned at birth. He also signed a bill preventing “cities, towns, and counties from enacting any local ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexuality.” Now, it appears that legacy is haunting McCrory.

The guy who made it legal to discriminate against LGBTQ people in North Carolina now says he’s become a victim of prejudice—apparently, he can’t find a job, the News & Observer reports. On an evangelical Christian podcast, the ex-governor said Monday that HB-2 “has impacted me to this day, even after I left office. People are reluctant to hire me, because, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s a bigot’—which is the last thing I am.”

Complaining of left-leaning groups harming his reputation, McCrory continued, “If you disagree with the politically correct thought police on this new definition of gender, you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil.”

The News & Observer reported that in response the North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Mike Gwin said, “North Carolina has already lost hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs as a direct result of House Bill 2, but I guess we can start adding Governor McCrory’s career to the total as well.”

In the immortal words of DJ Khaled: “You played yourself, Pat McCrory.”

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