North Carolina's largest city passed a law Monday allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which the governor had called a threat to public safety and warned that the General Assembly may step in.
The Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 to expand protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the latest frontier in a national debate on how businesses treat gay, lesbian and transgender customers. One of the revisions to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance allows people to choose restrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify.
This law is obvious nonsense and if you can't see the logical outcome, sketchy older men hanging out in women's rest rooms, you aren't thinking very clearly.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. A man undressed in a women's locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity.
It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30pm Monday February 8. The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women's locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said "the law has changed and I have a right to be here."
No one was arrested in this case and police weren't called, even though the man returned a second time while young girls were changing for swim practice.
While passing a law that romanticizes that fraction of a percent of the population that suffers from a mental disorder that makes them believe they have a penis or vagina when they actually don't, the city council deliberately put children across the city at risk.
If you need to be convinced of the real purpose this law was pushed, you need look no further than the person who was instrumental in having it passed.
The former president of Charlotte’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce has resigned after he came under fire from a conservative group, which noted that he is on a sex offender list and questioned his role in supporting the city’s expanded nondiscrimination ordinance.
Chad Sevearance-Turner had been the president of the chamber, which supported the newly expanded ordinance that gives legal protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Sevearance-Turner was arrested in 1998, when he was 20, and charged in Cherokee County, S.C., with a “lewd act, committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16.”
A 2000 story in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal said Sevearance-Turner had been a youth minister at a church in Gaffney. A jury there found him guilty of fondling a 15-year-old teenage church member while the boy slept.
Before he stepped down as chamber president, Sevearance-Turner said the N.C. Values Coalition’s criticism “did not surprise him.”
He said his conviction had not stopped him from achieving success, such as being chamber president.
Last Wednesday, the governor of North Carolina signed a bill that makes it illegal for Charlotte and other cities to pass these pedophile-friendly laws. But naturally, the sexual deviant lobby has filed a lawsuit apparently seeking a Constitutional right to be a pervert.
(h/t to Erick Erickson at The Resurgent)