We’ve told you this was happening. We’ve told you that Art Pope, John Hood, and Dennis Wicker were slithering around behind the scenes orchestrating it. Now, according to driveby superstar Nick Ochsner, the proverbial cat is out of the bag:
New legislation drafted by leadership in the North Carolina House of Representatives seeks to walk back portions of a controversial bill passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice.
House Bill 2 requires individuals to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender listed on their birth certificate, among other things.[…]
This is one of those classic, ponderous WTF moments — kind of like when the Supreme Court said you can’t regulate abortion clinics like outpatient surgery centers. If you have male anatomy, go to the men’s room. Female anatomy, the ladies room. Why is this controversial? Let’s read on to learn more about why the conservative revolution is backpedaling so furiously:
[…] Among the draft bill’s biggest changes is the creation of an official document that would recognize a person’s gender reassignment. The new document, which is treated as the equivalent as a birth certificate in the draft legislation, is referred to as a certificate of sex reassignment.[…]
*Gay marriage? Same as Billy and Sally tying the knot. Birth certificate? Same as the ol’ certificate of sex reassignment.* ( Sex reassignment? I guess that’s, um., kind of like birth. Being re-born?) This is codifying the alleged inter-changeability of gender. Now, why is this being done?:
[…] The draft legislation is the result of months of conversations between leadership in the state legislature, including the Speaker’s office, and officials from the NBA, On Your Side Investigates has learned.
Charlotte is set to host the 2017 NBA All Star Game, an event whose future has been uncertain since the passage of HB2 this spring.
A person with knowledge of the league’s plans, who asked not to be identified to discuss details of the ongoing discussion surround the 2017 All Star Game’s future in Charlotte, said passage of the proposed legislation would be a big step in helping the league to make the decision to keep the game in Charlotte.
The discussion have also included executives with the Charlotte Hornets, leaders from the City of Charlotte and other legislative leaders, the person said.
“What the league is looking for is for anyone to be able to use, at any All Star venue, the bathroom associated with their gender identity,” the person said, adding that that goal extends to all venues used by NBA teams.
So, the NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION is dictating the terms of state law now? Our “leaders” in Raleigh are ready to blow a huge hole in our values system and culture — and the laws of nature — for the sake of ONE stupid basketball game THAT DOESN’T EVEN COUNT ????
I swear, I think Pat McCrory, Dallas Woodhouse and the gang are TRYING to lose in November. Maybe being in charge is not so much fun anymore.
Arguably, HB2 has been the thread that has kept an awful lot of conservatives from breaking away and telling the NCGOP to go pound sand. I hope, in November, Uncle Art and Lil’ John understand exactly WHY things didn’t turn out so rosy for the NCGOP. It’s not love for Deborah Ross or Roy Cooper. It’s widespread disgust at being played for fools and stabbed in the back by pharisees who mouth pleasantries about conservatism in public but partake in tickle fights with Dennis Wicker & co. behind the scenes. .