Regarding the July 9 news article “Berger cites Charlotte case as reason for HB2”: This is another risible excuse for House Bill 2 by Senate leader Phil Berger.
Berger cited a complaint from an anonymous woman in Charlotte who reported a man in the ladies room. Does he actually believe that HB2 would have prevented this? How does he explain the other provisions that restrict the ability to sue in state court (now corrected) and that restrict local governments from setting their own policies regarding minimum wage and LGBT protections?
Will he send enforcement personnel to large events where women make use of the men’s facilities? Does this mean that if a person reports an incident that the legislature will pass a law to address that person’s concerns?
Who wrote HB2? Given the speed at which it made its way through the legislature, HB2 was already in the works before the short session started.