by Rex W. Huppke
Originally published: March 25, 2016
You may not know it, but every time you step into a public restroom, you are in danger.
This shocking revelation came to me this week as North Carolina’s governor signed into law a bill that that overturns local anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people. The law was pushed through the state legislature primarily to stop cities and counties from letting transgender people use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
The governor claims that the law will “ensure privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms.”
That, of course, is a bunch of irrational nonsense and a sneaky way to limit LGBT protections under the guise of “keeping people safe.”