Transgender Bathroom Laws On North Carolin Detrimental Rhetoric And Much Ado About Nothing

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Transgender Bathroom Laws in North Carolina:
Detrimental Rhetoric and Much Ado about Nothing
Sehann Baker
1105 Sec.wa
August 2, 2016
Transgender Bathroom Laws in North Carolina:
Detrimental Rhetoric and Much Ado about Nothing House Bill 2 (HB-2) in North Carolina, also known throughout the U.S. as the bathroom law, has made national news as the latest discriminatory law against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) community. Details of the law will be provided below, but the component of it that seems most controversial and most misunderstood is the mandate for men and women to use the bathroom of the gender into which they were born rather than that to which they have been reassigned. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory has championed HB-2 regardless of the significant detriment and revenue loss his position has cost the state. HB-2 should be repealed; it should not be left in place to remove discrimination against the transgendered community, which the bill singles out. The bathroom prohibitions desired by the proponents of the bill cannot in any way be enforced without further civil and human rights violations. Furthermore, the cost to the state’s revenue and the detriment to its citizens that enforcing the bill would create is not only astronomical but impossible to recoup from other revenue sources. Considering that the federal government has vowed to suspend the state 's Title IV funding because the federal government cannot by law fund any…

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