Law is the problem
As an architect, I have designed for accessibility since the ’70s, when an architect in North Carolina created the ideas for wheelchair accessibility. There are a myriad of special considerations that we design for that are real and relevant. Visual, audial, mobility, etc. These real problems have been solved and federally codified.
HB2 is a “solution” with no known problem. The only problem is the law itself, which violates federal law. Tell a person(who “identifies”) in a wheelchair to walk up steps instead! His birth certificate probably indicates he should be able to!
Sometimes, people who think, change their mind, even their “brand.” They identify as something other than their previous brand. In the 21st century we hope there is freedom to think and change one’s brand. As far as I know there is no caste system in place.
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If a reader is ashamed or afraid of the political party with which he identifies, know that it is a virtue to freely think without shame, and change your political brand.
Longer intermissions ahead
The common sense wisdom of our General Assembly has put North Carolina in the forefront of the urgent global fight against wrongly sexed bathroom invasions.
I’m concerned, however, that House Bill 2 lacks all enforcement provisions. How can we be sure that no one ever enters a bathroom who does not match the designation on a birth certificate?
The only solution will be for the government to issue machine-readable birth certificates to everybody and install electronic locks and card readers that will open the state’s bathrooms only to correctly sexed individuals. We may need to add thumbprint readers and retina scans to prevent fraudulent card use and cover the cost with more cuts to food stamps and Medicaid.
Only one question remains: How popular will all this be at halftime?
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