Kasich: I Would Not Have Signed NC ‘Bathroom Law’
Ohio Governor and spoiler Presidential candidate in the GOP race John Kasich said that he would not have signed a bill like the controversial North Carolina anti-LGBTQ law.
“I believe that religious institutions ought to be protected and be able to be in a position of where they can live out their deeply held religious purposes, but when you get beyond that, it gets to be a tricky issue. And tricky is not the right word, but it can become a contentious issue,” he said in a clip from an interview on Face the Nation.
“In our state, we’re not facing this, so everybody needs to take a deep breath, respect one another, and the minute we start trying to write laws, things become more polarized, things – they become more complicated.”
“Obviously I don’t want to force people to violate their deeply held religious convictions, but we’d have to see what that’s all about. I wouldn’t have signed that law from everything I know; I haven’t studied it.”
The Hill reports:
North Carolina has faced a fierce backlash over the law, which also effectively prevents localities from passing anti-discrimination laws aimed at protecting LGBT residents. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned all official travel to the state, and on Friday musician Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Greensboro over the measure.