HB2 was known as the ‘bathroom bill.’ What wasn’t mentioned was that it also applied to high school locker rooms, health club locker rooms, and other public locker rooms, generally assumed to be segregated according to sex. As long as HB2 was in place, your high school daughter in the high school locker room was not in danger of being walked in on by the high school football team or any member thereof. Now the Governor of North Carolina has decided that since Charlotte says it will repeal the law that made HB2 necessary (the Charlotte bathroom bill was unconstitutional according to the North Carolina Constitution), he wants the legislature to repeal HB2. Well, not so fast. Let’s look at some of the events surrounding the original dust-up.
Yesterday, The Daily Haymaker posted an article about the repeal of HB2.The article reminds us:
Let’s go back to the point about Charlotte’s initial move being unconstitutional. Now, WHO is responsible for dealing with actions that violate the state constitution? Why, the elected attorney general. If he refuses to do his job, as he has soooooo often, the state has to shell out money to go to court itself.
So, Roy Cooper neglects one of the primary responsibilities of his job. Gets caught lobbying businesses to avoid North Carolina because of HB2. He spends nearly a whole year lying about HB2 to voters. Now, the drive by media is ready to coronate him as a HERO.
So, what happens now — after HB2 is repealed — and, say, Carrboro tries something similar? We have ANOTHER useless bastard in the attorney general’s office who likely ignores it. And we’re right back into it.
The idea to repeal HB2 is a trap. It is the carrot over the door to the trap that the Republicans are supposed to walk into.
I need to state here that I do not think transgender people pose a threat to anyone. The threat exists in unstable people claiming to be transgender who are no such thing. The threat exists in a dare on the part of high school boys to go into the girls’ locker room. The threat exists in someone claiming to be transgender taking pictures in the dressing room at Target (that has already happened). The transgender population represents less than 1 percent of the American population. Why are endangering women and children for less than 1 percent of the population? Do you really believe that most family men want men or boys in the locker rooms used by their wives and daughters? Do you really believe that high school girls want boys walking into their locker rooms?
Leave the law in place–it represents common sense–men’s bathrooms and locker rooms for men and women’s bathrooms and locker rooms for women. It’s really not that hard.