North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order yesterday making “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” protected classes, forcing businesses to allow men in women’s restrooms and vice versa.
The order applies to employment in state government and the provision of government services, including programs and services concerning public safety, health, and welfare.
In order to be awarded a state contract or grant, a business will have to comply with the pro-transgender order. Public facilities must also allow men to use women’s restrooms in accordance with their “gender identity.”
Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of NC Values Coalition, called the Democrat governor’s order “a massive power grab, with sweeping changes that only the Legislative Branch has the authority to enact.”
“Governor Cooper has betrayed the people of North Carolina with an Executive Order that not only allows boys and men into girls’ and women’s showers and bathrooms but also forces private businesses to adopt sweeping LGBT privileges,” said Fitzgerald.