President Obama has joined countless businesses, celebrities and LGBT groups in speaking out against the discriminatory laws recently passed in Mississippi and North Carolina.
“I also think the laws that have been passed there are wrong and should be overturned,” said the president in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday.
“They’re in response to politics in part and some strong emotions that are generated by people,” he added.
Obama also tried to convince the audience that people in North Carolina and Mississippi are hospitable, after the UK issued a travel advisory earlier this week that warned LGBT travelers about the anti-LGBT laws.
He also emphasized that, despite disagreeing with the legislation, those in support of the laws are still “good people.”
“Although I respect their different view points, I think it’s important not to send signals that anyone is treated differently,” Obama said.
You can watch footage of Obama’s comments from a post by ABC News below.
Pres. Obama says he thinks 'anti-LGBT' laws passed in NC and MS "are wrong and should be overturned." https://t.co/zOGCqrq8nJ
— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2016