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Ex-North Carolina Gov Says Bathroom Law Hampers His Job Search

Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Monday claimed the state’s bathroom law has made it hard for him to secure a job.

McCrory, speaking on the WORLD podcast, explained that the backlash over HB2, the state’s transgender bathroom law, has affected his job prospects, reports The Hill.

Talking about the legislation, McCrory explained that it “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.”

HB2 forced people to use the bathroom according to their biological sex and not their gender identity. It was also seen as a key issue in the 2016 gubernatorial race, with McCrory losing his seat to then Democrat Attorney General Roy Cooper. (RELATED: Pat McCrory May Lose The Governorship Over NC’s Trans Bathroom Bill)

Many liberal groups who fought against the bill hurt his reputation, McCrory said.

“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,” he said. “It’s almost as if I broke a law.”

McCrory managed to secure some work as a consultant and is looking at part-time teaching positions at universities. The university positions may not come easy, as some of them are hesitant to bring him on, due to student protest, McCrory said.
The state Democratic Party didn’t seem very sympathetic to the former governor’s plight, either.
“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 Gov. McCrory’s career to the total as well,” spokesman Mike Gwin said.

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