A transgender man has totally shut down the ludicrous arguments in favour of North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT bill with one perfect tweet.
On Wednesday the US state of North Carolina passed the law which voids all local ordinances protecting LGBT rights.
The bill, HB 2, which was passed by the General Assembly with 83-24, and after only three hours of debate.
The Senate also passed the bill, which will went to Governor Pat McCrory.
As he called for the legislation, the Governor signed the bill, shortly after it was passed.
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“The basic expectation of privacy in the most personal of settings, a restroom or locker room, for each gender was violated by government overreach and intrusion by the mayor and city council of Charlotte,” McCrory said in a statement, adding that the local ordinances “defy common sense and basic community norms.”
Tweeting to McCrory yesterday, JP Sheffield completely blew up any thinking behind the idiotic legislation.
Accompanying a photograph of himself, Sheffield tweeted to Pat McCrory that “it’s now the law for me to share a restroom with your wife”.
Software giant IBM today issued a statement warning North Carolina that it will continue to adhere to strict nondiscrimination policies.
Dozens chanted “shut it down” outside McCrory’s mansion at a protest arranged for last night.
Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox also tweeted, saying “I am so disappointed in the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Overturn #HB2,” she tweeted.
Going on, she said: “Stay strong. This law is clearly unconstitutional and will not survive a court challenge. Let’s let this mobilise us.”