North Carolina bigots pass anti-LGBT law

The state legislature passed an anti-discrimination law against other minorities; but left out LGBT. Charlotte, NC government passed a law prohibiting discrimination due to sex. So Republications made a special session of the legislature to pass a law that prevents any city from passing such a law.

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"In a rapid-fire 24 hour turn-around, the teaparty dominated legislature of North Carolina passed, and Gov. McCrory signed, a sweeping Anti-LGBT law that invalidates Charlotte’s recent LGBT anti-descrimination ordinance, prevents other local governments from passing LGBT protections in the future, and requires all people, regardless of gender identity to use the restrooms designated for the sex assigned on their birth certificates.  

 

www.charlotteobserver.com/.

 

The bill doesn't indicate whose job it is to examine the long-form birth certificates of every person taking a potty break in the great state of North Carolina, but rest assured, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “papers please?""

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https://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/03/24/1505655/-North-Carolina-Goes-Full-WingnutPasses-Anti-LGBT-Law

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“The North Carolina state Legislature has passed a law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules to grant protections to gay and transgender people.

 

The law comes a month after the city of Charlotte passed a measure protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from being discriminated against by businesses.

 

That measure was set to go into effect on April 1.

 

The state’s General Assembly wasn’t due to meet until late April, but it scheduled a special session — for the first time in 35 years, member station WUNC reports — on Wednesday to respond to the Charlotte measure before it went into effect.

 

Over the course of 12 hours, the state legislators introduced, debated and passed the bill, and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law.” 

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http://latestcommentary.com/north-carolina-passes-law-blocking-measures-lgbt/

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Comments (44)

  1. mrmacq

    noooo theyre not bigots….

    March 26, 2016
    1. mrmacq

      (cue the banjo music)

      March 26, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Hey, I LIKE banjo music, especially the theme to “Deliverance”. Don’t be a bigot against music lovers.

        March 26, 2016
  2. livelonger

    Under the NC law, there would appear bearded men carrying birth certificates in women’s bathrooms.
    Kids that appear undetermined would have to be asked for their birth certificates to make sure they’re in the correct bathroom.

    March 26, 2016
  3. GoldenPig2012

    States’ rights my ass, apparently. I struggle with the transgender issue and bathrooms, but, it all boils down to this: I don’t care who uses the bathroom UNLESS I gotta pee NOW and they’re in my way.

    March 26, 2016
    1. livelonger

      The penalties for not consulting a bathroom checker are yet to be considered. (As are most of the practical results of politicians making silly stuff up.)

      March 26, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Bathroom checkers can kiss my…………as can most politicians.

        March 26, 2016
      2. fuall

        Speaking of “making silly stuff up”, you might as well include that statement too while you’re at it. There’s not going to be a “bathroom checker” stationed at every public restroom like some kind of restroom gestapo. Until someone wants to make this an issue and goes out of their way to violate the ordinance to make a point, the only ones that will even notice are those that want to create a shitstorm out of nothing. Only when there are those that are being overtly conspicuous in their use of a facility they CHOSE to enter in direct opposition to their natural gender, and force others to have to confront these issues with their children, does this ever even become an issue. It’s otherwise unlikely to have any real impact on the vast majority of people, of ANY gender.
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        And it was stupid to create a law that allows people to choose their gender and go wherever they want. What fucking idiots thought that was a good idea!? Sure, lets turn an area of privacy into a cavalcade of the unknown. I’m sure that the average woman appreciates the public restrooms full of men claiming to be “gender neutral” or “identifying as a woman”. Does that mean the next time I’m at a ball game and the line for the men’s room is around the corner we can all just go to the ladies room and claim we feel a bit feminine today? Why not? Their restrooms are most of the time much cleaner than ours.
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        And why is it we feel, as a society, that we continually have to change the fabric of that society to accommodate the smallest segments of our population to the detriment of the rest? Why are we making laws that allow less than 1/2 of 1% of people to totally redefine what ‘gender’ means? Nature already did that for 99.9999% of the human population, this is FUCKING STUPID people! If you’re confused about your gender then that’s really too bad for you, but we’re talking about restrooms here, NOT A FUCKING DATING SITE! You’re supposed to be in the restroom to use the restroom, and I fail to see how a woman that self-identifies as a man, can’t go and sit on a toilet in the ladies room, or how a man that self-identifies as a woman can’t sit on a toilet in the mens room,…and simply SHUT THE FUCK UP! Problem solved.

        March 26, 2016
        1. livelonger

          “I fail to see how a woman that self-identifies as a man, can’t go and sit on a toilet in the ladies room, or how a man that self-identifies as a woman can’t sit on a toilet in the mens room,”
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          Some people just can’t handle breaking the law in North Carolina by going into a bathroom looking the way they do now and are surgically changed to appear the same, but were born the other gender that they don’t appear as now. And then, some women will make a big fuss about a transgender born a woman and now changed with a beard walks into their bathroom. There’s only a few of them, so nobody should object and make a big fuss, … so few of them that the N Carolina legislators needn’t have made a fuss or a law.
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          “Why are we making laws that allow less than 1/2 of 1% of people to totally redefine what ‘gender’ means?”
          However, legislators in Georgia and other states are so fussed about the idea that they’ll copy it.

          March 26, 2016
          1. fuall

            “Why are we making laws that allow less than 1/2 of 1% of people to totally redefine what ‘gender’ means?”
            However, legislators in Georgia and other states are so fussed about the idea that they’ll copy it."

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            I wasn’t referring to this law; I was referring to the decision that allowed people to “self-identify” and go wherever they chose. That was pandering to a minuscule segment of the population and it could have been predicted, and probably was, that there would be this kind of reality check.

            March 26, 2016
            1. livelonger

              " I was referring to the decision that allowed people to “self-identify” and go wherever they chose. "
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              What happened to that idea of ’freedom"? What should have been done to make sure people have no choice?

              March 26, 2016
            2. wirelessguru1

              Well zealot, ’freedom" got all mixed up with Political Correctness (PC) so it all needs to be clarified now since zealots like you only made things worse.

              March 26, 2016
          2. deaconjim

            Governor Deal vetoed Georgia’s religious liberty bill. Apparently Hollywood, the NFL, and Coca-Cola had a lot to say about it. Seems money means more than the party line to Deal.

            March 28, 2016
  4. wirelessguru1

    Another great example that PC is on its way down…

    March 26, 2016
    1. livelonger

      Yes …
      the USA will be that nation where anyone can say anything, no matter how insulting or mean, and then face the result.

      March 26, 2016
      1. wirelessguru1

        Zealot, face what result!?
        Look, PC has gone nuts for the last 20 years or so (with the PC mass media, gay mafia, etc) and as such it must be stopped now.

        March 26, 2016
        1. livelonger

          So how will you stop it?

          March 26, 2016
          1. livelonger

            Are you going to arrest mommies that tell children not to say bad things?

            March 26, 2016
          2. wirelessguru1

            Hello, hello, it is being stopped now! WAKE UP!!!

            March 26, 2016
          3. livelonger

            It can be stopped; but politeness never.

            March 26, 2016
      2. wirelessguru1

        BTW, even the AI bots are coming out as anti-PC now.

        March 26, 2016
      3. GoldenPig2012

        livelonger, yes, the USA IS that nation. We can and DO say all sorts of things, we take our freedom to do so quite literally. Now, there are consequences to each action, including speech, this is NOT a new idea.

        March 26, 2016
        1. livelonger

          We shall see from this election, whether anyone, including a candidate, can insult anyone they want without consequence.

          March 26, 2016
          1. GoldenPig2012

            No, this election is not the definition of that bullshit. Look at the couple hundred years of previous mud-slinging, this is just the latest, not the first or the worst. There are ALWAYS consequences, that’s just common sense.

            March 26, 2016
          2. wirelessguru1

            Zealot, the PC mass media is insulting Trump every day and for many months now! WAKE UP!!!

            March 26, 2016
  5. GoldenPig2012

    If you’ve got a penis, go to the men’s bathroom. If you’ve got a vagina, go to the women’s restroom. Not rocket science. If you’ve got a penis and “feel” you are a woman, go to the ladies restroom, unless you’re in front of me and I need to pee, then……………………….go piss in the alley for all I care.

    March 26, 2016
    1. livelonger

      Butt …
      That would leave the N Carolina sex checkers without a job.

      March 26, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        I will, for THIS moment, presume your “misspelling” of “but” is accidental…………………..those sex checkers can be mall security guards or………….better yet…………..those people at intersections asking for money for they can do nothing else.

        March 26, 2016
  6. PTF

    Hi Paul…I commend North Carolina legislators for stepping up to the plate.
    The good guys are starting to strike back !

    March 26, 2016
    1. livelonger

      You’re running for a position while being a bathroom sex checker.

      March 27, 2016
      1. PTF

        Hi Paul…hope you had a Happy Easter.
        Don’t you think those miniature chocolate covered eggs are a nuisance to unwrap ?
        By the time you get the silver off half the chocolate has melted in your hands.
        I think this is what our nation needs as we protect our young children from all this nonsense. There are issues such as growing terrorism to tend to.
        Personally I hope more if not all states will follow.

        March 28, 2016
        1. livelonger

          Some people have fun interacting with computer artificial intelligence.

          March 28, 2016
          1. PTF

            Yeah I know Paul…they waste time typing nonsense and going on sites which they shouldn’t have.
            I’d pay no mind Paul if I were you…works for me.

            March 28, 2016
  7. bobbisue

    If a man has a complete sex change, gets a set of boobs, and has the doc carve out a vagina, she would be required to use the men’s room? How asinine is that? If such a person goes into the men’s room, they would be the one whose birth certificate would be checked. Somebody would assume it was a woman who self-identifies as a man.

    March 28, 2016
    1. GovMisdirection

      You said “self-identifies”, that’s a personal problem so why be allowed to dump ‘your’ crap on the public’s shoulders?

      March 28, 2016
      1. bobbisue

        This law requires a person to use the restroom that identifies with their sex on their birth certificate. This woman would be required to use the men’s room. That’s not self-identified, that’s a sex change. People would assume she self-identifies as a man, meaning a woman who feels like a man inside and declared herself male, without having the surgery. Ergo, she would be asked for her birth certificate, which, identifying her as male, means she would be in the correct restroom. She had the surgery, changed from male to female, she should be able to use the women’s restroom, but this bill says no, go to the men’s room. That’s the asinine part.
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        For a person who declares they feel like they’re the opposite sex on the inside (self-identifies), without having the full sex change, I believe they should use the restroom according to what’s on their birth certificate.

        March 28, 2016
        1. livelonger

          “For a person who declares they feel like they’re the opposite sex on the inside (self-identifies), without having the full sex change, I believe they should use the restroom according to what’s on their birth certificate.”
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          So a person that wears the clothing of the opposite sex they identify with without having the sex change complete, they should carry their birth certificate to show that they have the right to be in the bathroom during an argument in the bathroom or after they’re thrown out.

          March 28, 2016
          1. bobbisue

            I don’t believe they should go into areas for the opposite sex unless they’ve had the surgery.

            March 28, 2016
            1. livelonger

              What about when they identify with the sex they’ve chosen to wear? Should they wear the clothes of their birth sex until they get the operations done?

              March 28, 2016
          2. bobbisue

            It opens the door for predators.

            March 28, 2016
  8. fuall

    Holy shit, what a group of pot-stirring, idiot, assholes! There will not be anyone checking birth certificates to enter a public restroom and you all know it and just want to stir the pot some more over this stupid BS. No one will be asking for it UNTIL there is an incident where a complaint has been made, and there will surely be a couple. Which is precisely how often this has been an issue in the past; almost never. Mostly because people had the common decency NOT to go out of their way to cause problems, not because this has ever been an issue of national import. There’s always going to be someone that “feels” like being a dick and making others have to suffer through whatever mental damage they’re working through. There are so few of the “other” category that they need to just STFU and deal, as it has been since the beginning of modern society and the advent of the public restroom.

    March 28, 2016
    1. livelonger

      So what’s your take on why the politicians voted to make sure the bathrooms are used by the ‘right people’ knowing that it will never be enforced? Is it just a statement that they want to make a law for their base (of bigots?)

      March 28, 2016
      1. fuall

        Because they, like most rational people, realize that you cannot levee fines or punishment on those that haven’t broken any laws or ordinances. Now there are laws/ordinances for them to point to when there is another incident involving some weirdo in a public restroom. And no, I’m not saying that everyone in this category is a “weirdo”, but it’s never a completely normal or average citizen that creates these incidents in the first place. It’s always someone doing something overtly offensive and claiming they have a right to be a nuisance asshole that supersedes the rights of EVERYONE ELSE!

        March 28, 2016
        1. livelonger

          So as long as someone born a man, but changed to appear a female, looks like a female, they can enter a woman’s bathroom AGAINST THE LAW and feel they’re right breaking a law. If a woman who was born a woman, but altered appearance to look like a bearded man walks into a woman’s bathroom, he can know he’s in the right because he’s following the law, until such time as some woman complains and then he has to show his birth certificate. It doesn’t matter (to you) who’s in the right because it’s such a small minority as not worth the time to bother.
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          In these and similar circumstances either someone from the majority or someone from the minority would affect you, including everyone else.
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          March 28, 2016