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North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Says He "Will Not Back Down" Over LGBTQ "Filth"

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R) rejected calls for his resignation on Saturday after a number of lawmakers condemned his comments describing homosexuality as “filth.” Robinson remained defiant in a video posted to Facebook, saying he “will not back down.” The comment was part of remarks Robinson delivered detailing his opposition to teaching about LGBTQ issues in public schools. He claimed that his comment was taken out of context and that Democrats and the media have “tried to change the focus from education to the LGBTQ community, specifically that I hate them.”