"Laws like these legalize discrimination": Seth Meyers destroys the anti-LGBTQ bills Republicans have pushed in North Carolina and Georgia

In a must-watch clip, Seth Meyers brilliantly exposes how hateful these laws actually are

Published March 31, 2016 1:33PM (EDT)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at the different approaches to anti-LGBTQ laws in North Carolina and Georgia.

In Georgia, a bill passed this week that, according to Slate, "would allow faith-based organizations ... to deny services and hire and fire employees based on sexual orientation."

On Monday, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill, citing the New Testament, though many think pressure from Disney and Marvel Studios guided his hand. Even AMC's "The Walking Dead" said it would stop production in the state were the bill to become law.

Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law "that not only allows discrimination against LGBTQ people," Meyers said, "it actually overturns a non-discrimination ordinance passed last month by the city of Charlotte."

Charlotte, North Carolina, had recently passed an inclusionary ordinance to allow people to use the public bathroom of the gender with which they identify.

"There's no evidence that sexual predators have ever exploited equal rights laws to commit crimes in bathrooms," Meyers added. And, "Most importantly, laws like these legalize discrimination."

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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