Regarding the Feb. 26 news article “N.C. House speaker weighs special session on measure”: With the apparent necessity to immediately stop any progress in North Carolina, GOP lawmakers are considering spending a substantial amount of money to deal with the Charlotte LGBT ordinance.
It is a shame that GOP lawmakers are more concerned with an ordinance that increases human equality than they are with some more pressing issues that face the state.
The Charlotte ordinance provides transgendered persons with equality while GOP lawmakers feel it is some sinister plan to decrease public safety. In reality, the ordinance allows people a safer public environment.
There is enough fear and hate directed toward transgender individuals. The ordinance would help with that, allowing them to feel safer in public restrooms. Transgender individuals often look more out of place in the bathroom of their biological gender than they do in the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
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GOP lawmakers need to spend time and money on vital issues, not progressive ordinances that support equality. People who want to use public restrooms for deviant sexual acts will do so regardless of the law.