Groups say HB2 was key to McCrory’s defeat

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — LGBTQ advocates say one piece of legislation played a significant role in Attorney General Roy Cooper’s victory in the governor’s race.

Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign and Equality NC said House Bill 2 was the critical issue leading to Gov. Pat McCrory’s defeat.

Officials with the organizations said the bill was listed as the number one reason to vote against McCrory, which they said means North Carolinians want it repealed quickly.

“We have suffered economically for eight months now – to the tune of $600 million-plus dollars. Members of the LGBT community are suffering every day. Roy Cooper has made it a campaign priority that we get this bill repealed. I understand that we have won a battle and not the war,” Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro said.

On Wednesday, the air horn orchestra will be outside the governor’s mansion for a “Bye Bye Pat Parade” as a way to say “goodbye” to Gov. McCrory, according to the group’s Facebook page. The event is set to begin at 5 p.m.

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