Human Rights Campaign Calls On North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson To Resign Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Comments

by Wyatt Ronan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, called on North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson to resign in reaction to recently released video by Right Wing Watch that shows Lt. Governor Robinson referring to LGBTQ+ people and the movement for equality — including an LGBTQ+-inclusive curriculum — as “filth” during a speaking engagement at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove in June. Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison issued the following statement in response to Lt. Governor Robinson’s comments:

We are calling on Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson to resign for his disgraceful, hateful statements directed at LGBTQ+ people. If Lt. Governor Robinson still doesn't understand how anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric is received in North Carolina, he should ask former Governor Pat McCrory. This is not the first time Robinson has shared his discriminatory views, but it should be the last time he gets away with it as an elected leader. North Carolinians deserve better than these dehumanizing comments. This incident only reaffirms the serious need for comprehensive non-discrimination protections that would outlaw discrimination and make North Carolina a safer place for LGBTQ+ people to live.

Joni Madison, HRC Interim President

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