It has now been nearly a month since North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed HB 2, the law that protects women, children and others in the state from a government imposed bathroom policy that would allow men in women’s restrooms. Despite the fact that a majority of voters support this common-sense policy, Governor McCrory and state leaders continue to receive threats from big corporations who say they will stop doing business in North Carolina unless they allow local government to impose these bizarre bathroom and locker room policies.
The hypocrisy coming from these corporate fat cats is stunning. These businesses are free to adopt these privacy-invading policies on their own, but they haven’t. Why? Could it be the legal liability that they would assume by putting women, young girls and others at risk?
Additionally, these same corporations which are being used by LGBT activist groups in North Carolina, don’t seem to be so concerned about so-called LGBT rights elsewhere. Many of the businesses that have threatened to boycott North Carolina are the same ones that shamelessly do business in countries like China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore – countries that not only criminalize homosexual behavior but even, in some cases, make it punishable by death.
If these corporate lobbyists had ... (more)