North Carolina’s Governor continues to take the debate into the bathroom.

In the heat of a re-election campaign, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is touting his gender identity abilities. McCrory, a Republican, made national headlines when he signed a bill into law that effectively criminalized the use of bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings by transgender people.
Known as HB2, the law sent shock waves through the business community with many corporations urging McCrory to reconsider. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, McCrory’s opponent in the gubernatorial election, is refusing to defend the law. Cooper has repeated noted the law contradicts the U.S. Justice Department regulations and if enforced could result in defunding by the Treasury Department.
McCrory, however, is undaunted. Hoping to stoke fear, McCrory’s campaign released a new video showing a sexual assault victim. In the video, Gina Little reveals she was molested as a child and feels threatened by transgender rights.
“At nine, I was molested by a teenager,” Little says. “When I found out that President Obama and Roy Cooper want to force schoolchildren to share the same locker rooms, shower and restroom with someone who claims the opposite sex, I was horrified.”
In addition to forcing people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender assignment at birth, HB2 caps the state’s minimum wage at $7.25 an hour. A Monmouth poll reports that 70 percent of North Carolina residents believe the bill has harmed the state’s image nationally.