Obama says North Carolina’s anti-trans law should be overturned


DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press | LGBTQ Nation | April 23, 2016

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Cameron's official residence, in London, Friday, April 22, 2016.

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Cameron’s official residence, in London, Friday, April 22, 2016. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

LONDON — President Barack Obama called on Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBTQ people.

Obama criticized the state law and others targeting LGBTQ people during a news conference Friday in London. The United Kingdom had put out a travel advisory Friday warning British citizens about possible discrimination if they travel to certain U.S. states.

Obama said he wanted the British to know that people in North Carolina and other states that have pursued similar legislation are “wonderful people” and that British citizens should feel free to come and enjoy themselves. He said he believes they’ll be treated with “extraordinary hospitality.”

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