|Marissa Poulson (left) and Kellie Fiedorek|
The companies threatening to boycott North Carolina based on the Privacy Act are really protesting the right of young girls to enjoy privacy and security. The fact that the NBA is publicly opposing a commonsense privacy law, choosing instead to support policies that force women and young girls to undress and shower in the presence of men is both unreasonable and unsafe. Such groups are seeking to transform our culture into a genderless society in which objective standards of truth and biological reality are made subservient to political correctness and relativistic self-definitions.Obviously this is a lie of omission. Prior to the enactment of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, the counties of Buncombe, Mecklenburg, and Orange as well as the cities of Asheville and Charlotte, Boone, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Raleigh prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The counties of Durham and Guilford along with the cities of Bessemer, Durham, High Point and Winston-Salem prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation only. Those protections are all gone by an act of the state legislature signed into law by Governor McCrory.
Regardless of the intentions of municipalities it is now perfectly legal to discriminate against LGBT citizens, throughout North Carolina, in housing, employment and public accommodations. A restaurant can legally refuse to seat a gay couple. A manufacturer can refuse to hire someone because he or she is gay. A landlord can refuse a lease. Indeed, a medical professional can refuse care.
Moreover, people do not need to be protected from transgender people. Were that the case then there surely would have been an incident where these laws are in effect. That is simply not the case. Women and girls are not, and never have been, the victims of transgender predators.
What this is really about is the persistent conservative Christian determination to have society and science conform to scripture. God created males and females — and some intersex people as well. While the entire medical and counseling establishment understands and accepts the issue of gender dysphoria, the Christians do not. Eventually we will prevail. We always do.