"Georgia must have seen the backlash and said, 'Yeah! We should get in on that!" he quipped, referencing the "religious freedom" bill that was recently vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Meyers went on to outline the situation in North Carolina, where last week, Gov. McCrory signed House Bill 2. The legislation struck down LGBT-inclusive municipal antidiscrimination ordinances and prohibits cities from adopting any new ones. It also expressly requires transgender people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match their gender identity.
"Look, these so-called bathroom bills are ridiculous. For one thing, there is no evidence sexual predators have ever exploited equal rights laws to commit crimes in bathrooms. Most importantly, laws like these legalize discrimination," Meyers said.
The NBC host also pointed out an article in The Charlotte Observer that compared McCrory to segregationists.
"That's how bad this law is," Meyers said. "North Carolina's newspapers have to reach for deep-cut segregationists like Ross Barnett and Orval Faubus.