During a campaign appearance by Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C., a local reporter asked the presumptive Republican presidential nominee about his stance on the state’s discriminatory HB2 law. Trump responded with what basically equated to a full endorsement of the anti-LGBTQ measure.
“North Carolina’s been in the news a lot because of House Bill 2, the law that says if you’re a transgender person you have to use the bathroom that corresponds with your birth certificate. Is this a law you support?” asked The Charlotte News & Observer‘s Colin Campbell.
“I’m going with the state. The state, they know what what’s going on, they see what’s happening and generally speaking I’m with the state on things like this. I’ve spoken with your governor, I’ve spoken with a lot of people and I’m going with the state,” Trump replied.
“His comments contribute to Trump’s litany of anti-LGBTQ statements, and his embrace of politicians and laws that roll back equality,” the HRC wrote in their AM Equality briefing.