Post Tue May 10, 2016 1:51 pm

NC Law Article: Has Atlantic Magzn Gone Off the Deep End ?

The Atlantic: "If a court finds the measure was born of animus, it could and should strike it down without more. HB2, like Amendment Two, is a constitutional monstrosity."

IS THE ATLANTIC ACTUALLY RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING? : HAS THE NC LEGISLATURE APPEARS TO HAVE GONE TOO FAR IN RESTRICTING THE RIGHTS OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES & TOWNSHIPS FROM ENACTING THEIR OWN LOCAL LAWS ? COULD THIS BE A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT GIVING THE STATE TOO MUCH POWER OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS?

The Atlantic: "Much of the law has nothing to do with bathrooms and really isn’t even about trans people in particular. HB2 has a larger goal: to thwart any movement toward equality for the state’s entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The bathroom rules occupy only one part of a five-part bill. Part II says that no city or county can require its contractors not to discriminate against employees or customers based on sexual orientation. Part III invalidates all present city and county ordinances protecting LGBT people from discrimination in private employment and public accommodations. It provides that only the state legislature can enact such a law from now on."

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