Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday voiced support for North Carolina's controversial law barring transgender people from public restrooms that don't match their biological sex.
"Men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls," Cruz said while taping a MSNBC town hall in Buffalo, N.Y., The Hill reports
. "That is a perfectly reasonable determination for the people to make."
The Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act has sparked protests from supporters who say it is discriminatory. PayPal announced it is canceling a planned expansion in the state, and several musical acts have canceled concerts there
Gov. Pat McCrory recently clarified the law in an NPR interview, saying it applies only to government facilities and not privately owned public facilities.
"I have come to the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, especially against the great state of North Carolina," he said.
McCrory also issued an executive order on Tuesday to expand's the state's equal employment opportunity policy to include sexual orientation and gender identification.
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