North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is insisting he has consistently supported the state's controversial HB2 "bathroom law" and has never intended to repeal it.
But a spokesman for Roy Cooper, the Democratic attorney general hoping to unseat the GOP's McCrory, says the Tar Heel State leader is lying.
The Charlotte Observer reports McCrory and GOP legislative leaders last month said a deal was being hammered out so the General Assembly could vote to repeal HB2.
That repeal could reportedly occur if Charlotte first axed its transgender-friendly ordinance that allowed people to use restrooms in line with their gender identity. HB2 ,which overrode Charlotte, forces people in government facilities to use bathrooms matching the sex on their birth certificate.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, McCrory insisted he'd never considered a repeal "based on the concept of changing the definition of gender."
"Either he was lying then or he's lying now," Jamal Little, a spokesman for Roy Cooper, said in a press release.
"If Governor McCrory is going to continue to refuse to repeal this bad law, he should at least be honest with North Carolinians about his intentions."
On Tuesday, McCrory insisted to The Observer he's been consistent.
The HB2 law has cost North Carolina tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue with pop stars and top sports leagues pulling their events from a state they say practices discrimination.
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