(04-17-2016, 05:44 AM)Jim Rat Wrote:
(04-17-2016, 03:32 AM)Screaming Yellow Zonkers Wrote: No one quoted religious dogma. The concerns voiced were about sexual perverts and predators using the law as an excuse to enter the girls' restroom. THAT is the concern.
(04-16-2016, 03:36 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote: It's religious dogma over human rights, is how I see it and isn't N. Carolina part of the Bible Belt?
It's one thing to say everyone is equal and a whole different thing to say everyone is the same.
I think someone said this law is also being used to deny employment to gays and trans. I think everyone - on this board, anyway - agrees that is improper. Still, the weak and defenseless need to be protected and that was the original purpose of the law.
Exactly. Coed bathrooms in other states are being abused by pervs and scum. NC residents are trying to avoid that.
I grew up in eastern NC during the 70s. I never saw any kind of racial issues. When I was in high school in the early 80s there were openly gay students and no one cared. They were treated lust like other students and were generally pretty popular. The things they were teaching in schools were fairly progressive towards equality (Not the psycho progressive we see today.). And these were schools out in the country, not big cities.
Remember, NC has traditionally been a Democrat state. It hasn't been that long since it changed and that was because the left got so out of control. Except for some of the churchies, you could say that the state is mostly centrist Libertarians even if they don't know what that is.
Is there bigotry there? Of course there is. Bigotry is everywhere. But the most racist and bigoted people I have ever met were from the north east US, not the south. I worked at a country club for a while and was shocked by the way the members were talking. ALL of them were from the NE. Having grown up in rural NC during the 70s I had never heard anyone talk like that. I can't believe the people of that state have regressed to the point some are trying to claim.