It’s official: After weeks of hemming and hawing, counting and recounting the votes—North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory just conceded defeat!
When McCrory signed HB 2 into law—the first-ever law to effectively ban transgender people from public restrooms—he took a damning position in favor of anti-transgender discrimination.
And he held firm to that position. When businesses boycotted, he dug in. When sports organizations spoke out, he doubled down. When his gubernatorial opponent campaigned hard against heinous the HB 2 law, McCrory fought him head to head in staunch support of the law.
But when North Carolina voters cast their ballots, they sent a firm message: Discrimination is a losing platform. Now, we’ve got to make sure Georgia lawmakers hear the message—and heed the warning against anti-LGBT discrimination.
McCrory’s loss is a HUGE victory for the LGBT movement.
In a state where Republicans swept the House, Senate, and presidential races, it should have been a no-brainer that a Republican incumbent governor would win reelection.
But he didn’t. McCrory lost. And this loss is a direct result of his stubborn support of anti-LGBT discrimination.
The writing is on the wall: Discrimination is bad for communities. It’s bad for business. And it’s bad for politics.
What’s more—this isn’t a partisan issue. North Carolinians of diverse political backgrounds united against discrimination in their state when they voted McCrory out of office.
Now it’s time for Georgians to unite, too. Click here to urge your lawmakers to stand with you and the vast majority of Georgians who oppose anti-LGBT discrimination—and who are ready to vote against any elected official who supports it.
No single party has a monopoly on fairness or equality. Now more than ever, we must come together to ensure ALL Georgians are treated equally under the law.