NY Daily News beat reporter Shaun King, pictured left, is outraged over North Carolina’s anti-gay bill that was signed into law on Wednesday.
King, who is a white man pretending to be biracial, took aim at North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (right) for rushing the bill through to avoid protests from major corporations.
King lashed out at McCrory for signing the controversial bill in just one day — even though the governor had 30 days to sign it.
Calling the bill the “most anti-LGBT bill in the country,” King wrote: “In one fell swoop, North Carolina… passed and signed into law a wide-ranging bill that invalidates a host of legal protections for LGBT individuals statewide.”
“It’s common sense — biological men should not be in women’s showers, locker rooms and bathrooms,” said GOP Rep. Dean Arp of Monroe before the chamber voted.
Among its many protections, the bill shields Christian businesses from lawsuits filed by gay militants who intentionally target their shops.
The new bill overturns Charlotte’s ‘gender identity’ ordinance that allowed people suffering from gender dysphoria to use the restroom of their choice.
Additionally, the bill releases public K-12 schools or universities from the obligation of creating private stalls within bathrooms of the opposite sex for trans students.
King notes that “nearly a dozen democrats in the North Carolina House joined” Republicans in support of the bill.
King wrote: “Ultimately, this new North Carolina law is hateful. The government should always protect all of its citizens from discrimination.”
“I’m disgusted and I’ll never travel to North Carolina again,” King promised.
More and more states, including Georgia, are considering similar legislation to protect pastors and Christian businesses from those who believe tolerance is a one-way street.