As an authentic follower of Christ I have, since my acceptance of Him as my Lord, never had any problem naturally following His second greatest commandment: Mark 12:32 “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
I do love everyone regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation (one of my four best friends is openly gay) or political views. I have been relatively progressive in my views on the social ills.
However, because I do not want my teenage granddaughter to have a good chance of being exposed to a male part in her public bathroom, locker or shower I am now considered a bigot by the “world” (NCAA, ACC, the Democratic Party and its candidates, PayPal, etc.).
Having said that I do believe the legislature should repeal House Bill 2 and pass another bill that only deals with this subject. Eliminate the minimum wage restrictions on cities that “muddies” the water in the current bill. Do that as a different bill if they insist on this.
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I would like a bill that allows for transgender people to use a bathroom of their current physical identity. Not restrict them to their “birth certificate” identity.
Anyone who has had surgery to either remove or add the private body parts could go to their new physical appearance identity facility. Also exceptions should be made for one “stall,” lockable bathrooms when the bathroom of anyone’s physical identity is already in use.