Letter writer: Asinine HB2 law lacks teeth

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… Ladies, look out! How are you going to feel when a lad in a biker “uniform” enters your public bathroom? You know — cap with a Rebel flag, biker boots, leather vest labeled “Hells Angels” or whatever and so on. She could even have a beard if taking the needed hormones. Well, get ready, because this individual was born as a female, but discovered that emotionally and otherwise she was more comfortable living as a male.

Because of that misbegotten gang of misogynists down at Raleigh, all in North Carolina must now use the public bathroom consistent with the gender on their birth certificates.

However, just relax, as I don’t think the above scenarios is likely since the governor is not yet hiring thousands of genital inspectors to enforce this asinine law.

 — Thomas M. Beatty
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “Letter writer: Asinine HB2 law lacks teeth

  1. Tim Peck

    “[Asinine HB2 law lacks teeth because] the governor is not yet hiring thousands of genital inspectors to enforce this asinine law.”

    Nice attempt at “argumentum ad absurdum”. HB2 doesn’t have to have teeth. It simply resets the ‘status quo’ where a violation can result in a misdemeanor trespass charge if a complaint is made. Existing law enforcement and existing courts handle misdemeanor charges even if the laws change, which did not happen.

    N.C.G.S. 14-159.12. First degree trespass.
    http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_14/GS_14-159.12.pdf

    Is It Illegal for a Man to Use the Ladies’ Room?
    UNC School of Government
    http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/is-it-illegal-for-a-man-to-use-the-ladies-room/

  2. Big Al

    The whole point of HB2 was not to “have teeth”, but to “de-fang” local laws that cities like Charlotte, Durham and Asheville try to force on their residents. When these little blue island paradises try to force businesses to adapt their bathrooms, protect illegal immigrants from prosecution (“sanctuary cities”) and hold water and sewer customers hostage for more tax revenue, it is no wonder so many run to Raleigh for help. In the zoo of NC politics, the NCGA may be heartless lions, but many NC city councils are monkeys slinging poop.

  3. Scott

    So are we just using the word “misogynist” to mean “person we don’t like” now? Is that gonna be the new “fascist” in that people don’t actually know what it means, but heard it thrown around a lot and thought it sounded like a stinging insult?

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