Congratulations North Carolina

You win today’s prize of “State in the Union I am most disappointed with.” It seems that it has a tendency to bounce around the various conservative states in the U.S.A. (though often settling on Texas.) But really, way to show what the Republican platform of smaller government is really about. A government small enough to fit in people’s bedrooms and public bathrooms, because that’s where we really need government intervention.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with what happened, N.C. law makers, in a fit of childish petulance, saw fit to not only overturn Charlotte, N.C.’s LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance, but also make it so that no other city in N.C. can ever pass one. In doing so, they came together in a special session that cost $42,000 per day to convene. So good job on saving the taxpayers money there guys.

The most hilarious part of this whole thing is that this was supposedly done in order to protect people from predators in bathrooms. Here’s the thing though, not once has a transgender person assaulted someone in a bathroom that matches with their gender identity. You know what does happen? Transgender people are routinely assaulted when all they want to do is use the bathroom. And here’s the best part! People can actually use the “Transpanic” defense to get off for crimes against transgender people. Laws like this aren’t meant to protect people, they’re solely for the oppression of heavily marginalized class of people.

Pat McCrory, you’re a disgrace to the United States. Especially how you handled the blowback. “Bipartisan bill” really? Because from all accounts every Democrat walked out of the Senate Chamber in protest. That’s not bipartisanship, that’s being embarrassed to be in the same room as you and your friends. Seriously, even when I was a conservative Republican I would’ve been embarrassed to be associated with you. If you truly believe that the government that governs best governs least, then really you’d think that where a person uses a bathroom would be like, at the very bottom on the least of things you need to regulate.

So congratulations North Carolina, you really showed us how to be stupid.

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