Federal Government Rules North Carolina LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

May 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm |

More news about the Bathroom Bill

Imagine if the government regulated every moment of your life. From the smallest actions like what you eat and where you go to the bathroom, it makes sense that Uncle Sam has interest in the public health and sanitation, but when is enough enough?

North Carolina’s so-called “Bathroom Bill,” the House Bill 2 that was passed in March, forces transgender people to only use public restrooms and changing rooms that match their sex as stated on their birth certificates, and it has subsequently sent the nation into a raging debate about who has the right to “go” and where.

While many have rallied behind North Carolina’s measures to sustain the integrity of our binary conception of sex and gender, as well as to protect women and children who, they insist, will soon become the victims of crossdressing male perverts should transgender people be allowed to use the bathroom of their choosing, others have reprimanded the state for its prejudiced and antiquated manner of thinking, leading to financial and commercial loss from major corporations.

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Now, the Federal Government has weighed in on the issue, and it has North Carolina politicians on the defensive.

Is this a “gross overreach by the Obama Justice Department” or a defense of basic human rights?