Regarding the May 10 news article “Federal, N.C. leaders take battle over HB2 to court”: I am saddened by those North Carolina legislators who would stubbornly, selfishly choose to spend taxpayer money to sue the federal government over House Bill 2, a bill that actually allows discriminatory practices and blatantly violates federal civil rights legislation, instead of truly working for the benefit of the people of North Carolina.
I was impressed by the eloquent response U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made to the lawsuit, and perhaps her words might shed some light on the issue for those residents of North Carolina who have been misled and misinformed: “Let me speak now to the people of the great state, the beautiful state, my state of North Carolina. You’ve been told that this law protects vulnerable populations from harm – but that just is not the case. Instead, what this law does is inflict further indignity on a population that has already suffered far more than its fair share. This law provides no benefit to society – all it does is harm innocent Americans.”
What legislators would choose to engender fear, foster hatred and encourage division in their people? That is not leadership. That is oppression.