Funny Or Die, the comedy website started by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, released a satiric anti-gay tourism ad for North Carolina, showing beautiful images of the location, together with a voice-over emphasising the attitude which led to the recent legislation signed by Gov Pat McCrory, revoking anti-discrimation protections for the LGBT community.
Apple and Google are among the organisations criticising the latest anti-gay legislation.
Governor McCrory, however, claims that the transgender bathroom legislation, which will not now allow a transgender person to use the facilities they identify with, does not violate present anti-discrimination laws:
“…I have signed legislation passed by a bipartisan majority to stop this breach of basic privacy and etiquette which was to go into effect April 1. Although other items included in this bill should have waited until regular session, this bill does not change existing rights under state or federal law”.