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Old 04-05-2016, 12:42 PM
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Another ban lol
Atlanta mayor bans travel to North Carolina - Story | WAGA

I honestly don't understand the bathroom thing...
why would u want a transexual women to go into a Men's restroom if some she/he spends a lot of money to look exactly like a female and some even resemble porn stars lmao! Same thing goes for a Transgender Man going to a Women's restroom if he looks exactly like a dude some even have facial hair now..
and then the governor says it's to protect children from molestors??? huh ????
lmao ... so dumb man. lol
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:45 AM
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This is what NC is reduced to... The laughingstock of the south. The shining example of bible-belt politics and religious bigotry.

It shouldn't surprise me so much. This is the same state, after all, that elected Jesse Helms time and again to be one of their senators.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:02 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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And Mel Watt. I guess we are just fools.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:01 AM
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For those that still do not know what this bill means here you go. The restroom issue is only 2% of the real issue. Please read this....North Carolina

When North Carolina lawmakers passed what is widely viewed as the most sweeping anti-LGBT law in the country, supporters said it was needed to fend off a potential wave of local laws like the transgender-friendly bathroom ordinance adopted by the city of Charlotte. Opponents have called the new law a "hostile takeover of human rights."But all the attention on who can use toilets and locker rooms has overshadowed what employment rights advocates say is an even more expansive change made by the law—one that could affect all workers in North Carolina, not just those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

As has been widely reported, the North Carolina legislature rushed last month to pass HB 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which requires transgender people (and everyone else) to use public restrooms according to the biological sex on their birth certificate. It also bars local governments from passing ordinances like Charlotte’s.The legislation doesn’t stop there, however. Tucked inside is language that strips North Carolina workers of the ability to sue under a state anti-discrimination law, a right that has been upheld in court since 1985. "If you were fired because of your race, fired because of your gender, fired because of your religion," said Allan Freyer, head of the Workers’ Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh, "you no longer have a basic remedy."

Conservative-leaning groups have trying for decades to reduce the number of civil lawsuits in the states. In HB 2, lawmakers accomplished this by adding a single sentence to the state’s employment discrimination law that says: "[No] person may bring any civil action based upon the public policy expressed herein."

The language does not repeal North Carolina’s job-bias law, which continues to ban discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, or disability. But it forces workers seeking redress for discrimination into the federal system, where access is more difficult, the rules are much more complicated, and businesses often have significant advantages. Time, in particular, is on employers’ side: Under federal law, fired workers have just 180 days to file a claim, versus three years in state court. In the past, workers who missed the federal deadline — not uncommon for someone in emotional and economic crisis — could sue under state law instead, said Raleigh attorney Eric Doggett. Now, he predicted, many will discover they’re "hosed."

The passage affecting discrimination lawsuits amends the North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act (1977), which declares that it is against the state’s "public policy" to discriminate in employment "on account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap." The act—which applied to businesses with 15 or more employees—did not contain explicit language allowing alleged victims of job bias to sue. But since the mid-1980s, North Carolina courts have held that the "public policy" doctrine does give people who are wrongfully fired because of discrimination the right to recover damages under common (non-statutory) law. In the space of the 12-hour emergency session, HB 2 "wiped out this entire body of law that’s been in place for the last 30 years," said Chapel Hill lawyer Laura Noble.
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