Results for - North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill" - or is it?
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The full text of HB2 and the executive order meant to restore the ability of local governments to craft anti-discrimination laws while leaving the barring of real legal recourse intact at the state level can be read online at the following links. http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2015E2/Bills/House/PDF/H2v1.pdf http://governor.nc.gov/document/executive-order-no-93-protect-privacy-and-equality
1. Have you heard of North Carolina's HB2, nicknamed the "Bathroom Bill", that would require all people to use the restroom that correlates to the gender listed on their birth certificates regardless of the gender they are now or with which they identify and live?
2. In the absence of a grass roots movement asking for the bill or any problems with bathroom-based predation by men disguised as women in states with LGBT protections, I wondered where this bill came from in the first place. So I read the bill. Would you be surprised to learn that as it turns out, HB2 has very little to do with bathrooms at all and is instead designed to override all civil rights protections at all levels and removes local controls, laws and protections by cities, towns and counties?
3. In the United States it is illegal to fire someone based on their religion, their gender or their skin color. If you are fired for being a Christian or for being the 'wrong' ethnic group or for your gender, you have the ability in the US to sue for a civil rights violation and have your job reinstated (if you want it back), lost wages, legal expenses and distress. HB2 removes the right of employees to sue over improper firing due to race, religion or gender, overriding federal civil rights protection by removing that right. Were you aware of that aspect of HB2?
4. The same protections due to gender, race and religion exist for public access. In a public setting, I cannot refuse to serve you or do business with you simply because you are male. If I do, you may file a complaint and, if the issue is not resolved, you may sue me. Were you aware that HB2 removes that right as well?
5. In the United States, we have federal, state and local laws. HB2 removes the rights of counties, cities and municipalities to create or enforce their own laws - pertaining to civil rights protections such as those that protect you from discrimination based on your race, gender or religion. Were you aware that under H2, I could refuse you necessary services, including responding to a medical emergency as part of my job, if you were a white Christian male who did not speak Bergensk or Troms and you would have no course of redress of grievances if you survived?
6. While I admit that the scenario in the last question is extremely unlikely as I would absolutely always do my job regardless of what I thought of your Norwegian skills or faith path, I feel it is incredibly important to know exactly what it is those who support this bill are actually supporting in its totality. If that does not give you pause, would it at least make you consider that under H2 a biological man who had 'female' listed on his birth certificate would be required by law to use the same restroom as your daughter?
Yes, I find that concering. The presence of twig and berries means 'mens room' regardless of listed gender on the birth certificate.
No, it is not concerning. I will advise my daughters to ignore the presence of males in the ladies' room.