North Carolina lawmakers are still digging in their heels over that anti-transgender, hate-filled Bathroom Bill, and it’s continuing to cost the state lots of money through lost events, threats from the NBAS to boycott the state, and large corporations deciding to expand elsewhere.
And so what do the lawmakers do? They opt to harm the state even more by taking roughly a half-million dollars from the state’s disaster relief fund and using it to defend their Hate Bill.
The Senate has approved a plan to give Governor McCrory's office $500,000 to defend the law in court, by transferring money from the disaster relief fund; the measure still must pass the House.
So, people of North Carolina, when the NBA decides to hold its 2017 All-Star game somewhere else because of the Hate Bill, blame your legislators and your governor.
When entertainers like Bruce Springsteen cancel shows in your state, blame your legislators and your governor.
And when a flood takes your house away, or a tornado blows your town off the map, or a wildfire destroys everything you own, and you seek money from the state to start over and are told that the money was used to keep transgender people out of the bathroom, blame your legislators and your governor.
Sorry about your home, but a transgender person was about to use a bathroom and Pat McCrory had to stop them.