Republican leaders have been on the defensive, in the face of national attention, ever since North Carolina passed a new state law that tackled everything from transgender people’s bathroom access to minimum wage laws and anti-discrimination policies.
A major talking point has been that the new law didn’t actually change anything.
“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,” Gov. Pat McCrory said at a press conference Monday.
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PolitiFact NC looked into that claim and was not convinced.
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