In his first news conference since signing a controversial bill on LGBT discrimination, Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday that the outcry from dozens of major corporations is due to news reports that are “distorting the truth” and “smearing our state.”
McCrory spoke with reporters after a groundbreaking event for Novo Nordisk in Clayton. He said reports that House Bill 2 revokes discrimination protections are wrong.
“We have not taken away any rights that have currently existed in any city in North Carolina, from Raleigh to Durham to Chapel Hill to Charlotte,” he said. “Every city and every corporation have the exact same nondiscrimination policy this week as they had two weeks ago.”