Gov. Pat McCrory: ‘Tweaks’ to North Carolina’s antigay law possible

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Gov. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) AP

Gov. Pat McCrory and a key state senator are suggesting some tweaks are possible down the road for a new state law restricting local government action on LGBT protections that’s received calls for repeal from gay-rights groups and corporations nationwide.

In a video message this week defending his decision to sign the law, McCrory offered to “work on solutions that will make this bill better in the future.” He didn’t provide suggestions but re-affirmed the law was needed to ensure privacy for people using restrooms and locker rooms.

Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca said in an interview Wednesday some small changes were possible. For example, Apodaca says a transgender woman told him she’s unable to change the gender on her out-of-state birth certificate, preventing her from using the bathroom aligned with her gender identity.

The General Assembly reconvenes April 25.

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