Monday, May 09, 2016

Doubling Down

Last week I predicted that North Carolina would not back down well I was right.
North Carolina sues U.S. Justice Department in defense of HB2
By Joshua Berlinger
May 9, 2016

(CNN)[Breaking news update at 10:24 a.m. ET]
North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department to defend House Bill 2, a law that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex, according to a court document.

The move is in response to a letter the Justice Department sent last week warning Gov. Pat McCrory that the law was in violation of the Civil Rights Act and giving him until Monday to "remedy the situation."

The state's lawsuit calls the Justice Department's position a "radical reinterpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act" and "a baseless and blatant overreach."
"This is no longer just a North Carolina issue," he said in a Fox News interview on Sunday. "This is a basic change of norms that we've used for decades throughout the United States of America and the Obama administration is now trying to change that norm -- again not just in North Carolina, but they're ordering this to every company in the United States of America -- starting tomorrow I assume, or Tuesday."
Well it begins, the long march to the Supreme Court.

Update 1:45

Over the weekend, Governor McCrory was on Chris Wallace show on Fox News and what he said was very interesting.
Chris Wallace crushes NC gov.: ‘Let it go… there’s no case of transgender people molesting girls’
Raw Story
By David Edwards
08 MAY 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) was forced to admit over the weekend that he was not aware of a single instance of transgender people molesting children in bathrooms — even though he continues to defend the state’s discriminatory bathroom law.

During an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace, McCrory complained that the Department of Justice had not given him enough time to respond to accusations that the state violated civil rights laws by passing a law that forces transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate.
Wallace wondered if McCrory would consider it “government overreach” for the Department of Justice to admonish the state if blacks and whites were segregated into different bathrooms.

“But we can definitely define the race of people,” the governor opined. “It’s very hard to define transgender or gender identity.”

“How many cases have you had in North Carolina in the last year where people have been convicted of using transgender protections to commit crimes in bathrooms?” Wallace asked.

“This wasn’t a problem!” McCrory replied. “That’s the point I’m making. This is the Democratic Party and the left wing of the Democratic Party.”
And tell me governor isn’t this a Republican Party thing? If there is no problem with trans people in the bathroom and you passed the law anyway, isn’t it like what Charles Krauthammer said that the NC Bathroom Law was a “Solution In Search of an Issue.”

Or maybe governor this is nothing more than playing to the masses for votes and donations?

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