POLITICS
04/10/2016 10:54 am ET Updated Apr 10, 2016

John Kasich Wouldn't Have Signed North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

"Everybody chill out."

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Sunday that he wouldn't have signed a North Carolina law that banned cities in the state from passing anti-discrimination measures and mandated that transgender people use the public bathrooms for the gender they were assigned at birth. 

"I wouldn't have signed that law from everything I know," the Ohio governor said in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."

"Why do we have to write a law every time we turn around in this country? Can't we figure out just how to get along a little bit better and respect one another?" Kasich asked. "I mean, that's where I think we ought to be. Everybody chill out. Get over it if you have a disagreement with somebody."

The anti-LGBT law has led to backlash from business leaders, criticism from political leaders and the cancellation of a Bruce Springsteen concert

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