House Bill : The Rights Of The United States

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All individuals are born with certain rights that are guaranteed to us a citizen of the United States and as human beings. These rights include the fact that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (“Universal Declaration”). In the United States, we are also guaranteed the rights to not be discriminated against due to race, gender, age, sex, and sexual orientation, however, discrimination is all too common. Discriminatory laws and practices occur all over the United States daily and affect many minority groups. In recent months, North Carolina passed a new law, House Bill 2 or BH2, that requires individuals to use the bathroom of their biological sex, or what sex they were born. House Bill 2 violates the rights of thousands of individuals and has caused many social justice issues to come to light.
House Bill 2 affects transgender individuals all over the United States. HB2 was supported by Governor Pat McCrory and signed into law on March 23, 2016. This new law is not a criminal law, instead, it is a civil law which means an individual cannot be arrested for using the incorrect bathroom. In this law, there is also a section that prevents cities from passing antidiscrimination ordinances that protect the transgender community (Grinberg). HB2 is a discriminatory bill that directly affects all transgender individuals in the state of North Carolina, as well as transgender individuals all over the United States. This bill violates the rights of the
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