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  • NC Gov. Warns Charlotte Protecting LGBT People Will Bring 'Immediate' State Consequences

    Pat McCrory Says Expanding Charlotte's Nondiscrimination Ordinance to LGBT People Would 'Most Likely Cause Immediate State Legislative Intervention'

    Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Sunday warned the Charlotte City Council that plans to include basic protections in public accommodations laws for LGBT people would “most likely cause immediate state legislative intervention,” the Charlotte Observer is reporting. 

    “It is not only the citizens of Charlotte that will be impacted by changing basic restroom and locker room norms but also citizens from across our state and nation who visit and work in Charlotte,” McCrory told two city council members, and issuing a veiled attack on LGBT people. “This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.”

    McCrory, who is 59 and used to be the mayor of Charlotte, opposes the legislation, which is slated for a vote Monday evening at 6:00 PM. The ordinance would be expanded to allow transgender people to use the restroom that most closely conforms to their gender identity.

    McCrory claimed "this action of allowing a person with male anatomy, for example, to use a female restroom or locker room will most likely cause immediate State legislative intervention which I would support as governor."

    The expanded protections would not apply to employment, housing, credit, or education – only to public accommodations, like restaurants and stores.

    The Observer notes that "at least eight of 11 council members said they would support the expanded ordinance. Mayor Jennifer Roberts also supports it."

    Some responses via Twitter:

     

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    • commented 2016-02-23 10:23:25 -0500
      “This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.”
      Something like, umm, a trans woman standing up to pee at a urinal because vaginas are well-suited for that stance when urinating? Perhaps not applicable but I’m really trying to grasp WTF he meant by saying this? 0r, is it that that LGBT people are deviant and only have deviant tendencies as an intention for everything they do? Perhaps that’s what he meant. Stop masking your true thoughts and say what you mean. F***ing asshat bigot !

    • commented 2016-02-23 09:08:48 -0500
      because obviously our forefathers were only kidding about that liberty and justice for all nonsense.

    • commented 2016-02-22 18:41:42 -0500
      Absolute crony leadership. I still can’t believe that they don’t get it in this day and age. Because in the US, ANY religious thinking should be taken out of the decision, so it is just blatant denial of rights to a smaller group of people. Maybe so, push down laws, and then there would actually be a case to contest and prove the point yet again.

    • commented 2016-02-22 17:11:12 -0500
      Never forget that Rethuglicans are evil. Don’t believe me? Look it up in the dictionary. Pure arrogant evil.

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    • commented 2016-02-22 12:07:48 -0500
      Here we have another fine example of the product of under funded education in a southern state. There is a reason repuglicants insist on cutting education finding. Ignorant people are much easier to lead around. Under educated people are easier to confuse. Repuglicants do not want anyone to be able to think for themselves.

      These people value power more that they value the civil rights of anyone. There is not a good repuglicant in or running for office.

    • commented 2016-02-22 11:50:48 -0500
      WITCH! WITCH! They’re all witches!

      400 years, nothing’s changed.

    • commented 2016-02-22 11:12:23 -0500
      If all LGBT people who live without protections stopped working for 1 day, the country would see how many of us are treated like second class citizens. If I am not treated the same I should not have to pay taxes or obey the law.

    • commented 2016-02-22 10:55:44 -0500
      If my life doesn’t fall under the rule of law and I’m treated as a 2nd class citizen then I think I’ll start ignoring all laws, paying taxes, etc until this travesty is rectified. Rethuglicans are pure evil.

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