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Good on the Carolina Hurricanes organization for distancing themselves from a discriminatory bill that would prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity and presentation.

Even the New York Times editorial board chimed in by chastising the state for encouraging discrimination against what is essentially a very small segment of society.

It's understood that North Carolina is not exactly a hotbed of intellectual advancement and is teeming with the kind of religious fundamentalism that has no trouble reconciling Christianity with not loving thy neighbour. Presumably Governor McCrory agrees with people who think that transgender people are sexual predators waiting to pounce on some unsuspecting woman.

If anything the passing of this legislation proves to me that even in the 21st century we are in no imminent danger of running out of idiots.

Go Canes!

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  1. I actually believe that this incident may help us overall in that it brings focus and attention on something that is so clearly not right that it is inescapable and undeniable. Given the backlash we have seen, starting from the Democrats simply walking out and refusing to participate, those who enacted this "law" are now finding themselves isolated and their judgment called into question. Hopefully. At least other legislators will see what they will face should they follow the same path. Also, like other Republicans running for president and in the federal government, their entire platform is falling apart under the weight of their silliness and bullying tactics.

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  2. Some good points Emma. Sometimes we need silly things to happen in order to shine a spotlight on an issue and have the public react.

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