SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley Hints That She May Veto “Unnecessary” Anti-Transgender Bill

The State reports:

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that a proposed law to limit the bathrooms that transgender people can use is not needed. Haley said her office has not received any complaints about the issue, adding South Carolinians are respectful to people of different backgrounds. “I don’t believe it’s necessary,” the Lexington Republican told reporters. “There’s not one instance that I’m aware of.

“When we look at our situation, we’re not hearing of anybody’s religious liberties that are being violated, and we’re again not hearing any citizens that are being violated in terms of freedoms,” she said. “Like it or not, South Carolina is doing really well when it comes to respect and when it comes to kindness and when it comes to acceptance. For people to imply it’s not, I beg to differ.”

Meanwhile the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared yesterday that they will campaign against the reelection of the bill’s chief sponsor, crackpot state Sen. Lee Bright. The bill was introduced on Wednesday.