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    Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    So if you've been living under a rock, or maybe just not an American and living under a rock (because we love to air our dirty bigot laundry all over the globe) here is the lowdown. North Carolina passed a very cruel and probably unconstitutional law pretty much let's be real anti queer law. Most of the states are pretty appalled by the whole thing. And many businesses in all fields have pretty much banned spending money in North Caroline via business transactions/contracts and tourism.

    Pretty much if you are a biological man who is trans gendered and living life as a woman..and you gotta pee...you gotta go to the little boy's room.

    Because that will end well.

    Everyone has a bathroom at home. Both genders have peed and poopied in there. You all lived.


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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    I'm totally against the law and think it's unfair to trans people, but I'm not sure boycotting is the way to go. Removing economic opportunities is punishing regular people, not the government. And although the people technically elect the government, I think that's kind of a grey area in the modern state of democracy in the US.

    Boycotting a region isn't like boycotting a product or brand. On top of that, when governments make these kinds of decisions, they don't do it out of economic interest. They're doing it out of pure religious conservatism. In other places, sanctions and boycotts haven't tended to work so well when beliefs were involved. Maybe North Carolina could be the exception, but I still think there could be a far better way to protest this law that wouldn't hurt the residents of the state.

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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    I agree with you DanieMarie. I think it's unfair to transgender people because they were born one way but programmed another. They can't help that they are the way they are. This is not like we are letting rapists in the bathroom with our children. These are people who have rights like we all do to use the damned bathroom without judgment.
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    Strange law. If one looks like a woman and enters a woman's bathroom, will that person be frisked to check gender?

    It's not enforcible. The only time it would come into actual use is if some problem arose, like an obvious man going into the lady's room.
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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Strange law. If one looks like a woman and enters a woman's bathroom, will that person be frisked to check gender?

    It's not enforcible. The only time it would come into actual use is if some problem arose, like an obvious man going into the lady's room.

    The law is more about the state imposing its will over municipalities.


    The same bill prevents the same town (that passed the trans protection ordinances), along with any other that wanted to do so, from enacting their local minimum wage law.


    Irony, considering that its coming from so-called "conservatives".
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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    Remember that the "Machine" politics still are strong in some small town places,when in Albany,NY, Local people mentioned the "Machine" that still runs things..Albany's mayor was in office for well over 30 years,and just died while I was living there.

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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    My views is the law is totally unfair also it's nobody business what you do in bathroom. Why can the governament just butt out from people privacy?

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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    The law is more about the state imposing its will over municipalities.


    The same bill prevents the same town (that passed the trans protection ordinances), along with any other that wanted to do so, from enacting their local minimum wage law.


    Irony, considering that its coming from so-called "conservatives".
    Yeah - I saw the second section when I looked at the bill (South Carolina HB2, http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015E2...e/PDF/H2v4.pdf), but didn't read it since nobody was talking about anything but the potty issue.
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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    It's pretty much keeping their municipalities from making non discrimination laws. This state's representatives that passed this bill need to be hit in the pocket book. That way their people who voted for them etc will get pissed and ixnay the next stupid idea.
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    Re: Everybody is boycotting North Carolina

    I live in North Carolina and this stupid law has turned the whole state up on it's head

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    The law is more about the state imposing its will over municipalities.


    The same bill prevents the same town (that passed the trans protection ordinances), along with any other that wanted to do so, from enacting their local minimum wage law.


    Irony, considering that its coming from so-called "conservatives".
    Pretty much this. The bathroom stuff is just a distraction. Even if the bathroom thing gets repealed, the rest of the law will remain intact. Party of "small government", amirite?

    And as much as I hate to say it, this is probably going to get Governor McCrory re-elected. Because of all this backlash he is now playing the "Woe is me I'm being oppressed by the big gay liberal agenda" card which is going to win over conservative voters
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