House Bill 2 has been repealed — but the after-effects of the debate may haunt North Carolina for a long time.
Over at NC Capitol Connection, Mark Shiver recounts his “What Matters in North Carolina” interview with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.
In it, Forest noted how outside groups successfully pressured state leaders to repeal HB2.
“I think generally speaking that’s a bad precedent for our state to bow down to leftist organizations,” Forest said, “You know we have supermajorities in House and the Senate. I think it’s bad precedent to bow down to these organizations and say, ‘As long as you raise enough stink, and as long you craft a good enough narrative against any legislation that we write, you can come against it and we’ll change it.’”
To read more of Mark’s column, including a link to the podcast, click here.