From The National Review.
Let’s get this straight up front: Nearly everything the Left is saying about North Carolina’s House Bill 2 is false. HB2 is a law passed, and signed by the governor, in response to a Charlotte municipal ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use any restroom they wanted, regardless of whether it was designated for men or for women. The bill overrides the city’s ordinance and prevents other cities in North Carolina from imposing similar measures.
Opponents of the law have employed scorched-earth rhetoric including such language as “rewrites civil law” (an odd description for a measure upholding what has been civil law since 1972). That goes for the ACLU’s lawsuit as well. And they say conservatives are the panic-mongers. But here’s the really maddening thing: At the same time that Leftists on college campuses are forcing professors to water down their lessons lest the truth be a “trauma trigger,” they’re blasting a law that exists to protect people from actual trauma triggers. Not fake trauma triggers, like the question “Where are you from?” Real ones, like male genitalia in a girl’s locker room.
The purpose of HB2 is to ensure that people, especially women and children but men as well, can use public restrooms, locker rooms, and changing areas without being exposed to people of the opposite biological sex. It’s pretty common sense. But common sense has not always been a good defense against the rage of the Left. Here’s a lineup of the most oft-told lies about HB2 and its supporters.
The law goes out of its way to point out that, even though it requires men to use the men’s room and women to use the women’s room, single-occupancy restrooms can be used by people regardless of their biological gender or of the gender they identify with. Schools and places of business have the option to make those single-occupancy areas available to individuals who aren’t comfortable in public private spaces assigned to their specific biological gender.
The Left likes to pull out the statistic that no transgender individual has ever assaulted someone in a restroom, locker room, etc. That’s great….But there are plenty of other kinds who would not hesitate to take advantage of this situation.
……The Left won’t tolerate a sensible compromise, of single-occupancy bathrooms and changing rooms, because common sense isn’t its goal. Complete ideological domination is. In this milieu, the defense of sanity is difficult work, and North Carolina governor Pat McCrory should be commended.
Barky the Dictator is considering ‘punishment’ for the unruly refusniks, DemProg idiot Andrew Cuomo banned all “nonessential” travel to North Carolina for city employees, and the bandwagon assclowns at the NBA have threatened to yank the All Star game out of the state.
Some shrieking moonbat at HuffPo calls the law ‘a win for bigots’.
A child should not be exposed to the adult genitalia of the opposite sex whenever they use a public restroom, so that makes me a ‘bigot’.
Bruce Springsteen, faux working class hero, canceled an upcoming concert in the state to protest what e thinks is “prejudice and bigotry”. Big fucking deal. I stopped paying attention to Springsteen in 1980.
PayPal canceled expansion in N.C. over the law, but stays in countries that execute gays. Way to go, assholes.
This is a common sense law that protects the privacy rights of adults and children who want to use public restrooms without the threat of perverts and ‘transgender’ nutbags.
Kudos to Governor Pat McCrory.