Wednesday Excrement

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Opponents call it “the Bathroom Bill.” In a special session last week, the North Carolina state legislature passed HB2, officially called the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law that night. The new law denies transgender people use of the bathroom, changing room or locker room that matches their gender identity. Resistance to the bill is fierce, and growing daily.

HB2 was rushed into law in response to the expansion of the anti-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte, North Carolina, passed just over a month ago. The city law added protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The state law bans local governments from making any such accommodation, rendering Charlotte’s inclusive ordinance illegal. Similar bills have been put forth in states “from Washington state to Virginia (and everywhere in-between),” writes Chase Strangio, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.

“The larger context in which these laws are playing out is deeply disturbing,” Strangio told us on the “Democracy Now!” news hour. “The North Carolina law is almost a greatest hits of all of the terrible things we’ve seen in the almost 200 bills that have been introduced targeting LGBT people this year.”

@ DEMOCRACY NOW

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8 Responses to Wednesday Excrement

  1. Den says:

    Time to put BS laws where BS laws are not needed, like BS is ever needed, it just gives the pious lawmakers another law to hide behind so legal discrimination can occur, legally.

    Instead of banning specific forms of discrimination, race, religion, sexual orientation, why not ban all discrimination outright and let freedom do it’s job. Bathroom dynamics is just a way of scaring people into submission. Peek-a-boo Olympics coming to a restroom near you.

    To be so hung up on sexual issues shows the true immaturity present in the US today. Still at the titillating and at the same time overly moral stage we plod on continuing to hide behind shame of our sexual nature and unwilling to move ahead because our religious background stifles advancement beyond the giggles stage.

    No wonder porn is so popular, right up there with violence.

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    • º¿carol says:

      It’s all so pathetic, and it’s the growing interest! Getting dumber while struggling to smarten up, this poor, damn country. Fanning the flames of discrimination and bigotry everywhere republicans can get a foothold. They’ve been playing to the worst common denominator and winning! That’s the shock to we rational people in this country.

      Passing laws in favor of ignorant, religious ideas is the same as republicans selling their vote to the rich people. Passing stupid bullshit religious laws, republicans selling their vote to the…voters! The WORST of us are played to and now there is Donald Trump.

      What a mess we are.

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  2. Den says:

    Merle Haggard left the Planet today.

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Den says:
    April 5, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    That might contribute to your blood pressure too, that and shouldering the responsibility of Hubby’s care. Medication will bring it down, but the stress will remain.
    Can’t stop the evil puggers, don’t take that personal, learn how to relax from that mental grind, it will not miss you, there are many others to take up the fight with morons like Dumbhole Trump running around loose.
    Bob, kids, and pets in moderation with a well deserved beer and herb is all you need,
    screw the rest!

    Thanks for the kind words, Den. I have all kinds of new shit going around in my head, going thru all the medical tests, eating better and I need to quit letting politics and evil republicans upset me. I already know, due to my advance age, lol, that nothing is going to change other than in little, tiny, minuscule crumbs.

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  4. Den says:

    I smell them don’t you? The LLamas are getting closer now, must resume the count…

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    And still later …

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