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Let’s Flush the HB2 Law Down the Toilet

North Carolina and Mississippi create laws to "protect" transgender and gay people.

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North Carolina and Mississippi recently fueled fire among the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer {and/or questioning} individuals/identities) communities and allies around the United States.

On March 23, North Carolina passed House Bill 2 called the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) mandating transgender people to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificate.

Lawmakers in the states believe this will not only protect transgender people, but the people in the communities from being affected by “perverts” creeping around children. By passing the law, heterosexual men who pretend to be transgender will not be able to gain access to women’s restrooms.

People, just remember there are “perverts” out in the world who have undergo sex reassignment surgery that look exactly like the opposite sex that is written on their birth certificate.

Do you really think some law is going to prevent a would-be rapist? If someone really wants to be a pervert and fondle some ladies what would stop that person from walking through an unlock door? A pervert is going to do what he or she wants to do anyway.

The backlash to the law has been severe with many states and cities, including Connecticut and Boston cutting government travel. Bands and musicians like Pearl Jam, Nick Jonas, and Bruce Springsteen have canceled all performances in the state. Companies like Pay Pal have decided to cancel opening new businesses in the state; and colleges and universities are being damaged by financial state cutbacks.

This law is basically not allowing a man who has undergo sex reassignment surgery to go into a women’s bathroom, because his birth certificate says they were born a woman. Is it that hard to have family bathrooms or unisex bathrooms? This law is a non-solution to a non-problem built by people who think they’re “saving their community.”  Remember the bathrooms might have a sexualized label, but crazy doesn’t.

Currently, the spotlight is on North Carolina and the HB2 law, but Mississippi is making headlines with their own similar law. The only difference is that Mississippi focuses on much more than bathroom privileges. The law aims to by protect a person’s religious beliefs.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) said in a statement that he was signing the bill “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions.

“This bill does not limit any constitutionally protected rights or actions of any citizens of this state under federal or state laws,” he said. Bryant added: “The legislation is designed in the most targeted manner possible to prevent government interference in the lives of the people from which all power to the state is derived.”

Basically if a community member sees someone eating a cupcake, and feels it is hurting their religious freedoms they can try to get the state to ban eating cupcakes.

By preventing people from marrying who they want to be with or not allowing a person to buy a cake because they are gay, the government is interfering with the lives of people.  Didn’t the Supreme Court just mandate same-sex marriage in America, why are we still freaking out about this? Just let people marry who they want to marry. This is another non-solution to a non-problem.

It may be safe to say that both states were suffering from “little man syndrome” and felt as if everyone was only caring about California or Texas, so they had to come up with some horrible backwards laws to make people feel horrible.  Nobody talked about North Carolina or Mississippi until they made some bogus laws up. Remember in the 1940s, it was about separate schools or water fountains it came down to racism. Now in the 21st century it’s not about bathroom privileges, its discrimination against transgender men and women.

Congratulations North Carolina and Mississippi, you are two most backwards states in this country. Is it your goal to make people feel like crap? America has made huge strides in civil liberties and equality.

Laws similar to these are making Americans take a step back, because most states want to make laws that are so against the federal law. The Pledge of Allegiance says, “United we Stand” but with constant reminders of how different everyone’s opinions are proves we cannot stand united.

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Let’s Flush the HB2 Law Down the Toilet