From the March 30 edition of NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers
SETH MEYERS (HOST): Lawmakers in Georgia and North Carolina have come under fire for passing bills that discriminate against LGBTQ people. But the governors in those states, both Republicans, dealt with those bills in two very different ways. For more on this, it's time for a closer look.
So that's Georgia. Then there's North Carolina, where Republican Governor Pat McCrory took the opposite approach. He signed a law passed by Republicans in that state, that not only allows discrimination against LBGTQ people, it actually overturns a non-discrimination ordinance passed last month by the city of Charlotte.
So the North Carolina bill not only reverses Charlotte's non-discrimination ordinance and bans all North Carolina municipalities from passing their own non-discrimination ordinances, it also requires trans individuals to use bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates, not the gender they identify with. This law is similar to other so-called bathroom bills that have been proposed by Republicans across the country, most severely, in Florida.
Look, these so-called bathroom bills are ridiculous. For one thing, there is no evidence sexual predators have ever exploited equal rights laws to commit crimes in bathrooms. Most importantly, laws like these legalize discrimination.