When Charlotte’s city council passes a law protecting LGBT residents from discrimination and allowing transgender individuals to use the restroom where they feel safe and comfortable, it’s government overreach.
And when the Department of Justice tells our state government that sex-based legislation and discrimination of LGBT residents are illegal, that’s government overreach, too.
But if a state government supersedes all city and county authorities to say that LGBT residents will not be protected from discrimination and that transgender residents have to use facilities where they might get harassed, attacked or worse, that’s just common sense, good government.
From now on, Gov. Pat McCrory should be forced to look in the mirror every time he uses the term “government overreach.”