North Carolina transgender ‘bathroom bill’ flushed by lawmakers

by FoxNews
March 31, 2017

North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” which limited people to the public restroom aligned with their gender at birth and prompted a backlash that threatened to hurt the state’s economy, was revamped by lawmakers Thursday after a year of contentiousness.

The law sparked a rash of concert, sporting event and business convention boycotts and cost the state millions in revenue. A compromise plan announced Wednesday night by the state’s Democratic governor and leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature was worked out amid pressure from the NCAA, which threatened to take away more sporting events.

The deal, which Gov. Roy Cooper urged lawmakers to support, repeals the portion of the year-old law that ties public bathroom use to the gender listed on one’s birth certificate. The new measure leaves policy on public restrooms to state legislators — not local government or school officials.

The compromise deal drew criticism from transgender rights activists who say it still denies them protection from discrimination. It remains to be seen if the deal will satisfy the NCAA and other groups that have steered clear of the Tar Heel state in protest.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • justinwachin says:

    Maybe its time to jettison the NCAA. I’m tired of seeing sports monopolies trying to force social policy on people. Sports organizations should stick with their sports.

    If the NCAA is going to become a dictator of social policy its governing board should be required to run for election just like Congress. The current governing board is comprised of 20 presidents or chancellors from member institutions. Where is the diversity? This is a group of wealthy liberals which does not have to answer to taxpayers or the average citizens.

  • Murph68 says:

    A sad day in NC. Big money wins and the people of the state…especially women and children are now put at risk. Shame on these legislators.

  • Deb Sunshine Hanna says:

    This is so full of crap. So, the state feels it is more important to keep all these events in their state then protecting women and children. This says a lot about the state government there. It will come back and bite them in the butt. Let’s pray that no more women or children will be targeted. Pathetic.

  • Waxpro says:

    They got it right the first time. Trying to walk it back now, makes the legislature look foolish. Has our desire for money trampled our common sense? Have they forgotten, when you emulate Christ you face persecution? That’s part of what you get when walking in righteousness. The NCAA represent the lowest common denominator when it comes to wholesome family values. Do college sports now dictate our values? Do entertainers now direct our collective conscience? Have we forgotten God is in control? This becomes another straw added to the camel’s back. When the collapse comes, there will be few who escape.

    1. goldie says:

      Not to mention that that is probably why they were elected – to protect us (the people) from predators who use this to prey on women and girls. Unfortunately, money is the god of many. Look at Maryland – now a man can rape a girl in her high school and get off scott free. I hope American men have more of a backbone than the men in Sweden – their women are raped daily and they do nothing. Perverted.

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