Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York Calls for Repeal of North Carolina Bathroom Law

Penny Starr | April 20, 2016 | 2:53pm EDT
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) (AP Photo)

( – Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) did not answer the yes or no question of whether or not he believes that biological males should be allowed to use women’s restrooms in federal facilities and parks in the United States, but said the North Carolina law requiring people to use a restroom that matches their biological sex should be repealed. asked Schumer: “There has been a great deal of controversy lately about North Carolina’s bathroom law. Do you believe that biological males should be allowed to use the ladies’ rooms in federal facilities and parks around the country?"



“I believe the North Carolina law is discriminatory and they ought to repeal it,” Schumer said.

The North Carolina law, H.B. 2, states it is “an act to provide for single-sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in schools and public agencies and to create statewide consistency in regulation of employment and public accommodations.”


It also states that those restrooms are to be used according to one’s biological sex – “the physical condition of being male or female, which is stated on a person’s birth certificate.”

The law also allows for “accommodations” by allowing entities to provide single-use restrooms “upon a person’s request due to special circumstances.”

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