Seth Meyers does it again: This is the North Carolina explainer you need to watch now

"America has a long history of using bathrooms to scare people ... and politicians are happy to exploit that fear"


Brendan Gauthier
May 18, 2016 3:09PM (UTC)

"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.

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"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:


Brendan Gauthier

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