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Ex-North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he can’t find work because people think he’s a bigot
After signing the anti-trans legislature House Bill 2 into law, former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is having trouble getting work.
In a podcast interview with World Radio, McCrory claims that it’s been much harder for him to find work after leaving office because employers believe his actions are bigoted. “People are reluctant to hire me, because ‘oh my gosh, he’s a bigot’—which is the last thing I am,” McCrory claimed in the podcast. “I’m a libertarian on many of these issues. But I don’t think a city government, a state governor, or a federal government should be able to tell the private sector what the new definition of gender is.”
McCrory also complained that trans activists were “changing the definition of gender,” which was “contrary to [his] agenda” as governor. “The liberals did a great job of bringing this issue up, and defining this issue, and letting the national media define it the way they wanted to as an issue of discrimination, as opposed to an issue of privacy,” he said.
“If you disagree with the politically correct thought police on this new definition of gender, you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil.”
Democrat Roy Cooper beat McCrory in the 2016 gubernatorial race, in a highly contested election that was finally settled in December, when McCrory conceded. Plans are currently in place to appeal H.B. 2, although the initial repeal draft was panned as too soft.
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Waypoint, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.