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This isn’t about sexual preferences, this is about privacy…

The LGBT community, as well as those on the far left, have excoriated North Carolina’s HB2, which assigns public restroom and locker room usage according to the sex of each person at birth — not the sex they wish they were or claims to identify as.

Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert added his own ignorance to the controversy.

“While I respect those artists, as an entertainer, I believe that it is not my job to deny you my talents. I believe it is possible to use the magic of television to bridge our differences. I mean, for Pete’s sake, after the Civil War great figures like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee believed this country could come together. That’s why I will never withhold this show from anyone.”

At that point two men, dress as Lincoln and Lee, appeared upstage and began making out.

“I believe we must find common ground. And hold firm to those things that united us all. We must cling to each other passionately and really, really just go for it.”

Performers, including rocker Bruce Springsteen, have cancelled concerts and state governors have banned travel to the Tar Heel State by government employees.

North Carolina’s law, however, has nothing to do with denying rights — it’s about protecting the privacy of everyone — especially those of women and children. This cartoon sums up the argument perfectly.

@_markbauer @MikeBPR I know why. see picture below.#HillaryForPrison pic.twitter.com/1NgsX2TiYz

— Bitchymitchy (@BitchyMitchy911) April 19, 2016

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Watch the clip, via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

North Carolina’s law, however, has nothing to do with denying rights — it’s about protecting the privacy of everyone — especially those of women and children. This cartoon sums up the argument perfectly.

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