Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Who Signed State’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Says He Can’t Find Work Because People Think He’s a Bigot

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, who was defeated in his reelection campaign this past November, now says he’s having trouble finding jobs in the private sector because of the backlash against the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.”

“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,” McCrory said in a podcast on World Radio on March 10. “I’m in some ways actually liberal on some of these issues. I’m a libertarian, on many of these issues but I don’t think the city government, a state government, a federal government should be able to tell the private sector what the new definition of ‘gender’ is.

The bill, known as HB2, passed the North Carolina state legislature in 2016, and required people to use the public bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificate, provoking an outcry about discrimination against transgender people.

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SOURCE: TIME, Alana Abramson