After the Fake Repeal of HB2, We Seek Transparency in North Carolina

Will March Madness return to Basketball Country in 2018?

After the North Carolina legislature, with a clutch assist from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, rushed through yet another anti-LGBTQ law, the
NCAA announced this week that it will “reluctantly” reconsider North Carolina when it determines which cities and schools can host events for the next five years. The NCAA concluded that the state’s new law, HB142, has “minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment.”

Is that true?

The short and simple answer is, “no,” even though you might have read elsewhere that North Carolina “repealed” last year’s discriminatory law, HB 2, with HB 142.

But it’s all a lie. Here’s what HB 142 really does.

Until 2020, localities throughout the state of North Carolina cannot pass nondiscrimination ordinances protecting their LGBTQ residents. In other words, HB142 makes it illegal to protect people from discrimination. It also bars schools, including public colleges and universities, and government buildings from passing any policies protecting transgender people from discrimination in restrooms indefinitely. More insidiously, HB 142 perpetuates the unfounded, vile myth that transgender people are a threat to public safety and privacy — a fiction that has notably been refuted time and again in the hundreds of school, cities, and states where transgender people are protected from discrimination without any uptick in public safety incidents.

Last year, after the legislature and then-Gov. McCrory rushed HB2 into law, the NCAA made the right decision by pulling its championship events out of North Carolina. The NCAA based this decision on the fact that HB2 destroyed the state’s ability to provide a “safe and respectable environment” for all participants, including players and fans.

We all know what happened thereafter: LGBTQ North Carolinians had to live under a law that threatened their safety and peace of mind. A swift, nationwide backlash is still plaguing North Carolina’s economy and its residents.

Though the NCAA said in its announcement this week that any sites applying to host championships would be “required to submit additional documentation demonstrating how student-athletes and fans will be protected from discrimination,” it is not clear how that would work with HB 142 now in place.

So we’re going to find out.

Today we’re filing public records requests with cities and schools throughout the state of North Carolina that are bidding to host NCAA championships. We have a right to know how they plan on protecting LGBTQ athletes and fans during those events, particularly transgender athletes and fans who are set-up for harassment and discrimination under both HB2 and its clone HB142.

  • What are they saying in response to this nondiscrimination questionnaire?
  • How have they described the potential impact of HB 142?
  • What are they going to say about the fact that anti-LGBT legislators have already introduced HB 562, a bill that would enhance criminal penalties and allow anyone to object to transgender people simply using the restroom consistent with their gender identity?

The NCAA still has time to do the right thing. And we’re going to hold their feet to the fire. Join us.

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Anonymous

I want to go into women’s bathrooms if there are pretty women in there & if a pretty woman wants to use men’s bathrooms, then that is fine with me. I want a pretty woman to go into men’s bathrooms but I wouldn’t want uglies like Ellen Lee DeGeneres and Rosie T. O’Donnell shitting in any bathroom as they’re ugly so Ellen & Rosie can shit in diapers. Ellen Lee DeGeneres & Rosie T. O’Donnell both probably like to have farting & shitting contests in bathrooms, so Ellen & Rosie both want to do battleshits contest in men’s bathrooms since women’s toilets got dirtied by them.

Anonymous

If you go to women's locker rooms such as in a gym, you can see women changing & if there are beautiful women in there changing, then yes, I'd like to see that, esp. if a woman's has nice big natural boobs. If a man can find a woman in the women's locker room who wants to have sex with a man, then he'll take her home. Also when a woman pees, farts and shits in the bathroom, she has to get bottom nude in order to sit down on toilet to pee, fart and shit.

Men would like for pretty women to go into men's bathrooms & men want to be able to go into women's bathrooms if there are pretty women in there. Men don't want other men shitting there & most men would rather see a pretty nude woman in men's bathroom & men want to go into women's bathrooms to see pretty women naked.

Anonymous

People distrust mainstream psychologists or mental health ‘professionals’ on homosexuality because-http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200909/why-shrinks-have-problems
Psychologists and psychiatrists often have disorders of their own because they deal with people’s problems such as paranonia, schizophrenia and the stress of that job can mess up mind. Psychologists and psychiatrists deal with other people’s problems and that can stress the mind. The fact that psychologists and psychiatrists often have problems of their own makes their findings useless because if they can not solve their own problems, then when they research this, they are often wrong. Mainstream psychology/medicine is not to be trusted on gay/lesbian topic and too many people accept what is said w/o challenging or having doubts-experts can say things to support any agenda.

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2010/12/medicine-big-business.html
Medicine is about money like other things. Incidentally, I have found that Drs. are not always the healthiest people. Seen Drs. who are overweight, drink excess alcohol and don't take good care of themselves. Have also found that Drs. are often high strung people-of course people who are educated such as Drs., engineers, physicists, etc. tend to be high strung in expectations.

Too often people accept what a Dr. says without challenging. They admit that 20% of hysterectomies are not needed but it wouldn't be surprising if the # of hysterectomies which are not needed is higher such as 25%, 30% or 35%, while only admitting that 20% are not needed. For same reason, most breast surgeries are not needed but are done because the women are not happy with their boob size.

No surprise that APA and AMA are against doing studies on mental problems which psychologists & psychiatrists have and the medical problems Drs. are more likely to have. Being a psychologist, psychiatrist or Dr. doesn't mean 1 knows all answers and psychologists, psychiatrists and Drs. can be dishonest, haughty and arrogant. It's human nature to not like your conclusions challenged. Journalists don't like their conclusions challenged and Drs. psychologists and psychiatrists are the same way.

I don’t deny possibility homosexuality could be genetic or inborn for some but that is unproven. Even if it’s true that homosexuality is inborn for some people, homosexual/lesbian conduct would still be bad for health.

Never have I heard straights blame childhood sex abuse for reasons a man has sex with a woman and fathers children with her. Yet sometimes have heard gays and lesbians say childhood sex abuse is reason they do same sex behaviors. Sex abuse in youth can cause people to behave in ways. It’s not controversial to talk of nightmares, suicides, bed wetting often a result of sex abuse in youth.

Yet when 1 talks gay/lesbian behaviors in adulthood because they learned this sexual behavior by being repeatedly molested, then gays with politically safe psychologists complain. The politically correct psychologists who deny this know it’s possible for a boy to turn out gay as a result of childhood sex abuse, yet deny what they know is true. Of course, not all who are sexually abused in youth become gay in adulthood-but the risk is higher. Any conduct can be learned and this includes sexual conduct.

Many gays and lesbians who commit suicide do so because they often were childhood sex abuse victims and many have other copathologies such as antisocial conduct, drugs, etc. No, not all boys who are homosexually raped in youth become homosexual in adulthood & yes, there are many gays who weren’t homosexually raped in their youths. But homosexual rapes in youth incr. risk of a boy turning out homosexual. A kid can become a mugger by living in high crime neighborhood, seeing muggings in childhood and learning this conduct. Yes, there are muggers who were not raised in high crime neighborhoods but still became muggers, but that does not rule out other causes. Many emphysema victims did not smoke and were not exposed to 2nd hand smoke and got emphysema due to bad genes but it would be dishonest to deny truth that if a person smokes, he or she is more likely to get emphysema.

Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health as smoking is and needs to be marginalized like smoking is. People who engage in homosexual/lesbian conduct have more medical problems caused by homosexual/lesbian conduct. I believe the negative views of homosexual/lesbian conduct is the right view because there is something wrong with homosexual/lesbian conduct and again, they must make it a crime to do sex changes. I know my view offends homosexuals, but most smokers do not get offended by negative views of tobacco use. So homosexuals/lesbians have to hear others give negative views of their sex lives, because there is something wrong with this just as there’s something wrong with smoking.

Again with repair therapy for homosexuality, that should be there for homosexuals/lesbians who want to change to straight. Whether it works or not, that has to be something they find for themselves. Yes, it should also be the right of homosexuals and lesbians not to go into repair therapy just as I support right of any lucid person to refuse medical care such as if a lucid person’s a heart attack victim and does not want open heart surgery, then it should be their right to refuse this. Yes, proof burden is on repair therapists, but if you aren’t going to have repair therapy for homsexuality/lesbianism, then you may as well not have repair therapy for drug junkyism or drunkardism, because such therapy often fails and high relapses. The same things that you say about repair therapy for treating homosexuality can also be said for many other problems people have.

Straight Camps

Well why not take it one step further. Let's set up camps where we can deport gays and re-educate them. Perhaps we can hire your mother to put on some sultry stockings and dance around on their penises. Or maybe you can put your thong on and dance for the lesbians. I'm sure that'll change their mind.

Idiot. Yes you are an ignorant idiot. You should be deported to a fascist country where you belong.

Keep spewing your hate speech, it just shows your true colors. Dark in the heart, Satan lover.

Anonymous

And you're the epitome of what is wrong with this country. Take your hate speach elsewhere, like maybe the South Pole. Do the world a favor and leave your parka at home.

Anonymous

Gay & lesbian conduct causes Gay Bowel Syndrome, bacterial vaginosis & gay men more likely to wear diapers as their sex lives make them incontinent. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health and people who do homosexual/lesbian sexual conduct should pay more for medical insurance just as smokers, obese, etc. pay more for medical insurance due to dangers-homosexual/lesbian sexual conduct is useless, linked to Venereal Diseases (VD) and does not result in procreation. With gay/lesbian conduct by adults, it’s best to find a cure for homosexual/lesbian conduct just as it’s best to find cure for tobacco use. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health & that doesn't procreate. Gays dirty sex acts make them incontinent with gay bowel syndrome-gays & lesbians often shit in diapers.

Anonymous

WTF. Are you from the woods and never opened a book! Jesus Christ, go see a doctor and get educated.

Anonymous

People are offended by me saying that possibly 1 or more of the Orlando victims were pedophiles & or drug dealers. In gay/lesbian pubs-drugs like Meth, Extasy are sold as drug junkyism high among them. With pedophilia, many gays were molested as children which ruined their sexuality & some even turn out to be pedophiles. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out 1 or more of the Orlando victims were pedophiles & or drug dealers. Mass murder is wrong but that doesn’t mean worship the victims. Gay/lesbian groups worship gay pedophile Harvey B. Milk. Now I support free speech right for homosexuals to martyr or worship Harvey B. Milk & I support their free speech right to have rainbow flag.

But gay/lesbian groups have pushed Harvey B. Milk day on others such as Harvey.B. Milk day in schools where school kids worship a gay pedophile & that is wrong. Gay/lesbian groups also try to censor others who tell ugly truths on who Harvey B. Milk & other gay pedophiles were. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Orlando victims thought it’s OK to push H.B. Milk day in schools & I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Orlando victims were apologists for gay/lesbian pedophilia. While most gays & lesbians are not pedophiles, gays & lesbians are more likely to support pedophilia when it’s gay/lesbian as gay groups or their friends such as Shepard Foundation’s JC Marsden, Judy L. Shepard, Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Edwards Hunt, etc. support gay pedophile Methew Wayne Shepard. It’s no surprise that Shepard Foundation’s JC Marsden & Judy L. Shepard also supports gay pedophile H.B. Milk incl. pushing Harvey B. Milk day on schoolkids. No, not all gays & lesbians support pedophilia but honestly, gays & lesbians are more likely to tolerate pedophilia when it’s gay/lesbian. Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt abuses her 2 children so Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt thinks child abuse is OK.

Anonymous

Orlando night club was a "FALSE FLAG" what is wrong with you?

Anonymous

Just take this guy as a joke. If it's not intended to be, it doesn't matter, because he is just spewing uneducated nonsense in sentences that make him sound either foreign, cognitively impaired, or 5 years old (just look at his grammar). Please don't bother to get upset about it; it's not worth it.

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