NC billboard jokes that visitors should ‘set clocks back 100 years'

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POLK COUNTY, N.C. – A billboard recently put up on a North Carolina highway makes fun of the Tar Heel state after the passage of House Bill 2.

The Tryon Daily Bulletin reported that the billboard recently went up in the Polk County town of Lynn, near the South Carolina state line.

“Welcome to North Carolina,” the billboard reads. “Due to our stance on LGBT rights please set your clock back 100 years.”

Gov. Pat McCrory recently signed the bill, called the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, after it was passed by the North Carolina Senate.

The law was in response to Charlotte’s nondiscrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.

The bill blocks transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity and stops cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people.