Regarding House Bill 2: While I disagree with the premise that the Charlotte bathroom ordinance compromises safety of “women and children” (sexist and incorrect in and of itself), I understand that this is something that isn’t understood by a great many people – there are misunderstandings about what it means to transgender and/or to be self- (and often medically) affirmed to gender identity as other than one’s birth sex.
But HB2 didn’t address just the uncertainty and discomfort (right or wrong) with gender identity and using a bathroom. Instead it has become a restrictive and discriminatory law in our state, which is calamitous.
It is a sign of how deeply in the sand are the heads of far too many of our state representatives and our leader Gov. Pat McCrory. We now face ridicule, loss of business and lawsuits which our tax dollars are going to instead of to other critical issues facing our state.
Representatives are capable of better thought, for just pursuits and more ability to recognize the sea change that is sweeping our nation and our state.
They can shove folks back in the closet, but they cannot hold the door shut, by law or otherwise.
Jonathan E. Curtis