Gov. Cooper's 'betrayal of the people'

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

woman in locker roomA traditional values organization believes North Carolina's governor may be violating a transgender law through an executive order.

Governor Roy Cooper (D) signed the executive order allowing transgendered individuals into the opposite-gender facilities in agencies under his control, also forcing companies contracting with the state to comply. That is in spite of a state law he negotiated with lawmakers and signed into law barring men from entering women's facilities. (See earlier story)

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, says there is already talk of trying to reverse what she calls a power grab.

Fitzgerald

"It could be undone by the legislature calling itself back into session and passing legislation to reverse what was done," she says. "It could be undone by a lawsuit brought by someone who is harmed in a bathroom or a locker room, or a business owner who has been unable to get contracts because of it."

Fitzgerald also tells OneNewsNow one section of the order says the governor recognizes that local governments have authority to enact their own transgender bathroom policies, and he encourages them to do so.

"That's in direct contravention to the statute that he orchestrated and signed into law that says local governments cannot pass these types of laws," the Coalition executive points out. "So it's a betrayal of the people; it's a betrayal of the legislative leaders that he pretended to negotiate with in good faith."

Worst of all, Fitzgerald says it is a betrayal of women and girls who are using private facilities, as they might be harmed by a man who claims to be transgender in order to gain entry to those facilities.

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