MSNBC Host Compares Gender-Specific Bathrooms to Segregation

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/12/19/msnbc-host-…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>In a hostile exchange with North Carolina Republican Party executive director Dallas Woodhouse during MSNBC&rsquo;s 2 p.m. ET hour on Monday, anchor Ali Velshi compared the state&rsquo;s transgender bathroom bill to racial segregation in the 1940s and 1950s. &nbsp;</p>

<p>Noting that a deal had been reached for the state legislature to repeal the law, Velshi began by dismissing objections to allowing mixed-gender restrooms and shower facilities as a &ldquo;made-up fear&rdquo;: <strong>&ldquo;...you know there&rsquo;s no real thing about this, right? There are no numbers that support the fact that people who claim to use somebody else&#39;s bathroom because of their gender end up committing sexual assaults....it&rsquo;s a made-up fear.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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