Letters to the Editor

Doug Richmond: Pretend vs. identify

I was struck by the quote from the attorney general in your May 10 editorial “McCrory fumbles HB2 response.”

Whether it was intentional or not, it appears to me that Loretta Lynch is pushing us into a Bill Clinton dictionary.

She said that North Carolina was asking people to “pretend” to be something they are not. Is this not a case where it depends on what our definition of “pretend” is? Is there a difference between pretending and identifying as?

Are we really asked to say that if someone is identifying as a specific gender, it is OK and better than pretending to be your birth gender?

The distinction seems to be nonexistent.

Doug Richmond