Hillary Clinton is having a good week, relishing in her debate win against Trump. But she’s not slacking. At a recent event in North Carolina, she denounced the state’s House Bill 2, which requires people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the sex on their birth certificate, rather than their gender identity.
While at Raleigh’s Wake Tech Community College, Clinton called Governor Pat McCrory’s decision to pass the bill a “very mean-spirited, wrong-headed decision” that has hurt the state and the rest of the country in numerous ways.
Clinton went on to note that HB2 further ostracized transgender individuals. She said that it “sent a message to so many people that, well, you know, you’re not really wanted, you’re not really part of us.” However, in her opinion, she says: “I think the American Dream is big enough for everybody.”
At a previous event, Hillary said that the bill is “another example of trying to discriminate against people that doesn’t have any place in our modern society.”
“Discrimination is not only wrong, it’s bad for business,” she continued. Clinton was referring to the many business arrangements that have recently fallen through in North Carolina, such as the NBA All-Star Game, numerous musical acts, and the well-known PayPal deal. She said that most businesses “don’t want to be associated with the discriminatory, bigoted policies of your governor and legislature.”
These are strong words from Hillary, but we have yet to hear similar from the opposing candidate despite trying to convince voters that he is an inclusive candidate.