President Barack Obama appearing at a news conference in London Friday joined the growing number of voices calling for the repeal of North Carolina’s new LGBT law.
House Bill 2 mandates transgender people use the bathroom matching the gender on their birth certificate. The measure also bars individuals from filing a discrimination claim based on race, religion, or sexual orientation in state court.
Obama told reporters such discriminatory legislation is wrong:
“I also think that the laws that have been passed there are wrong and should be overturned and they’re in response to politics in part and some strong emotions that are generated by people…some of whom are good people that I just disagree with when it comes to respecting the equal rights of all people.”
Earlier this week the British government issued a travel warning to citizens coming to North Carolina about the controversial law.
Click below to hear Obama’s remarks about HB2: