Wednesday, July 06, 2016

North Carolina Lawmakers Boost Funds From Disaster Relief Fund To Keep Trans People Out Of The Bathroom

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.
Associated Press


anne marie in philly said...

teh stoopid. we all gotta pee; give me a pot (ANY pot) to piss in!

the dogs' mother said...

I have actually been to North Carolina. A relative taught at UNC in Chapel Hill. Very pretty. We went out to two other professors' farm - they had miniature everything. It was so much fun. NC - I'd like to keep those memories.

jadedj said...

Is that even legal...diverting disaster funds for other purposes? I'mm assuming they are federal monies.

Helen Lashbrook said...

sounds illegal to me, but hey....the needs of the bigots outweigh the needs of the many!

Mitchell is Moving said...

I just don't understand how this can even be legal. Is this democracy in action?

Raybeard said...

Are not an increasing number of countries turning to unisex public lavatories now? I know it's starting to happen in Europe - though I've not yet seen one in England. Perhaps it's just a matter of time before they'll be everywhere - and these 'protective legislators' will suffer collective heart failure.