Not surprisingly, LGBT advocacy groups were singularly unimpressed by the flailing effort of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to minimize the damage from the state's new anti-gay law.
"The governor’s action is an insufficient response to a terrible, misguided law that continues to harm LGBT people on a daily basis," Human Rights Campaign legal director Sarah Warbelow said in a statement.
McCrory issued an executive order Tuesday in an attempt to quell concerns about the sweeping legislation he signed into law last month that overrode local measures protecting LGBT people from discrimination. While the order seeks legislation restoring the right of private sector employees to sue their employers in state court if they were discriminated against, the order largely stands by the original intent of the law. McCrory extended protections for gay and transgender state government employees, but left the law's provisions regarding discrimination against LGBT individuals and bathroom use unchanged.
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