Washington, D.C. – Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory filed suit against the Department of Justice after being ordered to drop the state’s “bathroom” law. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:
“Concerned Women for America wholly supports Gov. McCrory’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice. DOJ’s actions are classic federal overreach, which affects not just schools and government buildings, but also private businesses.
“Concerned Women for America strongly believes that both states and private businesses have the Constitutional freedom to oppose bathroom politics and to protect citizens. We are not concerned with people who identify as transgender committing sexual assault but, instead, that allowing anyone to enter a restroom of their choice permits easy access for sexual offenders.
“This issue is not about bathrooms; if that were the case, the left would work for transgender use of already-in-effect “family” restrooms. “Gender identity” laws allow for more government interference and increase unnecessary lawsuits as we are already seeing in North Carolina.
“However, the biggest issue is the safety of women and children. Thirty-three percent of rape or sexual assault incidents to female victims were perpetrated on school property or in a public area such as a commercial venue. In addition, there are over 840,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. and its territories who would, under these laws, be allowed in public women’s restrooms.
“Concerned Women for America will continue to fight for the safety of the general public. We will not stand by as political correctness puts our children in harm’s way.”
For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.