"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at so-called "bathroom bills."
North Carolina's bathroom bill, HB2, requiring transgender people use public restrooms corresponding to their birth gender, sparked partisan debate over whether the law is preventative or discriminatory.
"Fighting over bathrooms is the oldest move in the prejudice playbook," Meyers said. "America has a long history of using bathrooms to scare people ... and politicians are happy to exploit that fear."
"Telling a minority group that they're not allowed to use the same bathroom everyone else uses is a well-worn strategy," he explained. "Proponents of the so-called bathroom bill don't want you to see their bills as prejudice; they want you to think they're trying to protect the children."
Watch the full segment below: