Pat McCrory has replied to the NBA decision to remove the NBA All Star Game from Charlotte.
McCrory, the governor of North Carolina, defended his signing of House Bill Two, a controversial law that many are complaining reversed a Charlotte specific ordinance that extended rights to members of the LGBT community.
The National Basketball League announced on Thursday that it would attempt to postpone the 2017 All Star game in Charlotte to 2019, a decision that is estimated to cost North Carolina $100 million.
“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present,” said McCrory in a statement.
Over 200 CEO’s, including those of major North Carolina companies, signed a letter asking for the repeal of House Bill Two.
“Twenty-one other states have joined North Carolina to challenge the federal overreach by the Obama administration mandating their bathroom policies in all businesses and schools instead of allowing accommodations for unique circumstances,” continued McCrory. “Left-wing special interest groups have no moral authority to try and intimidate the large majority of American parents who agree in common-sense bathroom and shower privacy for our children. American families should be on notice that the selective corporate elite are imposing their political will on communities in which they do business, thus bypassing the democratic and legal process.”