North Carolina to Feds: Drop Dead

This post is a follow-up to this one from last week.

North Carolina

North Carolina stands up to the feds and its common sense “bathroom” law.

From The Los Angeles Times:

North Carolina filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

I love that lede. “[L]imits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people?” C’mon AP. Nice try to characterize this common sense legislation as persecuting a bunch of liberal mascot groups, but you’re wrong. I don’t think when males or females use a public facility, anyone can tell the first thing about their sexuality. (I am excluding certain restrooms in certain notorious locations, if you know what I mean.) No one is suggesting that how a person experiences sexual pleasure should have the first thing to do with which bathroom he or she uses. So much for the “lesbian, gay, bisexual” red herring. As for “transgendered,” if someone is actually transgendered, doesn’t that mean he or she has had her equipment altered to match the gender he or she “identifies” with? It’s simple: what’s in your pants or under your skirt is the test.

That said, now the real reason for this post, to report that the state of North Carolina has told the leftist fanatic jack-booted thugs in Obama’s (In)Justice Department to pound sand. From the LA Times article:

Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration filed the lawsuit seeking to keep in place the law the U.S. Justice Department said last week violated the civil rights of transgender people.

The Justice Department had set a deadline of Monday for McCrory to report whether he would refuse to enforce the law that took effect in March.

McCrory’s defiance could risk funding for the state’s university system and lead to a protracted legal battle.

Just hang in their, North Carolina. Only 256 days until January 20, 2017, when relief should arrive, unless of course, the crybabies with low-self esteem with their silly #NeverTrump hashtag succeed in electing Hillary Clinton.

62 comments

  1. I sympathize with you completely, Mark. Like Ronald Reagan, also a former democrat, your party left you. JFK and many democrats of the past could not be comfortable in this party. Obama is a Marxist for Heaven’s sake, so of course it’s not your mom’s Democrat party. If it’s any consolation, many Republicans feel the same way about their party. Courage.

  2. As a former fetus, I can attest that they are babies.

  3. So the federal government shouldn’t interfere with a state that wants to protect the privacy of girls and women. Believe me, I have ZERO interest in what might be in the pants of a biological male who wants to go into a public ladies’ restroom!

  4. It can be enforced when management sees a man going into a women’s restroom by telling him that he can’t do it. If the person involved is dressed as a woman, I doubt that anyone would say anything, but if someone like the guy in this post goes into a women’s fitting room or bathroom, ready to film with this phone, he could be stopped: http://teriobrien.com/police-seek-man-recorded-girl-target-changing-room/

  5. “Zero incidents in order to assault people?” So in other words, the little girl at a Frisco Texas Target was not assaulted? Actually WRONG. Physical touching is battery and sexual assault is also physical touching. The crime of assault, which does differ in specifics state to state, is generally defined as “a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm.” I would consider that little girl assaulted. In addition, you say there have been no incidents of people pretending to be the opposite gender. That’s not what people are worrid about. On yesterday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, I told listeners about the case in Seattle in which a man went into the changing room at a public swimming pool, and no one could tell him to leave. Washington state passed one of these insane “use whatever facility you feel like” laws, and when confronted, the man said “you can’t make me leave the girls’ changing room.” In addition, last week in Chicago, a man followed an 8 year old girl into the ladies’ room and proceeded to choke her until she passed out. So it’s not Caitlyn Jenner that people are worried about. It’s incidents like those. You are wrong when you say the law has zero benefits.

  6. The statute is very short, just 5 pages, and as a lawyer, I’m not sure what you mean when you say it “sets the stage.” Statutes aren’t supposed to do that. They state what the law is. Having read the statute, let me educate you. It prohibits individual cities and towns from creating their own minimum wages, stating that it’s up to the legislature to set the minimum for the entire state. The statute also leaves the investigation and enforcement of anti-discrimination laws to the state’s Human Relations Commission, choosing to not create a litigation lottery for ambulance chasers. The word “veteran” does not appear in the statute anywhere. Where did you study law, by the way? I think you should ask for your money back.
    I am not naive enough to believe any law on the books will prevent any crime, but that doesn’t mean I’m in favor of not having any laws. OF COURSE gun laws don’t stop criminals from getting guns. In fact, they insure that criminals will be the only ones who have them!

  7. Ken, a state law does not and cannot have any effect on the enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws, so those are still available to the aggrieved. I am sure that you know that if you want to sue for discrimination under fed law, in most cases, you have to go to the EEOC first so that they can investigate your claim. This law sets up a similar mechanism, in that it leaves it to the state’s Human Relations Commission to investigate and enforce discrimination complaints. It also prohibits individual localities from creating their own minimum wages, stating that it’s up to the state legislature to do that, which I think makes sense.

  8. Gary, so true. It’s RIDICULOUS but it’s what happens when the people are deceived into electing a radical leftist “community organizer,” as noted here: http://teriobrien.com/elect-community-organizer/

  9. Yes, it is time for the state’s to stand up the jack booted thugs in Obama’s Regime. Actually, it’s long past time.

  10. Fortunately, we will have an opportunity to stop this madness, provided Hillary Clinton does not get do that 3rd Obama term that the Left salivates thinking about.

  11. Perfect way to describe it! Thanks, Paul.

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