The Charlotte City Council voted Monday to repeal a bathroom ordinance passed in early 2016 that led to the General Assembly convening a special session to pass North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law.
Cooper put out a statement saying HB2 will be repealed during a General Assembly special session Tuesday:
“Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte’s vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB2 in full. I hope they will keep their word to me and with the help of Democrats in the legislature, HB2 will be repealed in full.
“Full repeal will help to bring jobs, sports and entertainment events back and will provide the opportunity for strong LGBT protections in our state.”
And what I said this was is exactly what it was. Back when Charlotte decided to create a law that solved a non-existent problem – a law stating bathrooms were basically genderless – I had said this was a bid to get McCrory out of office and nothing else. HB2 was a response to that ordinance. And liberals flocked to make McCrory look like a loser.
A month after the election where he lost, Charlotte does away with the ordinance making HB2 useless and making Roy Cooper look like a hero.
Try to tell me that wasn’t the most elaborate power grab in state history.
Basically, this is the whole thing…. if you’ve actually gone through with all the medical crap to have your gender reassigned, then this isn’t an issue. No one would be able to tell you used to be another gender, so you use whatever bathroom. This ordinance created a loophole. All a guy had to do was say he felt like a woman and there was nothing that could be done to remove him from locker rooms and bathrooms. He didn’t need to be on hormones or have had surgery. Hell, he didn’t need to even wear a wig or dress. He could go in in a three piece suit and sporting a full beard, but if he said he was a woman, you have to back off.
HB2 was supposed to close that loophole (overall, HB2 was a bad law. There was a lot more to it than the bathroom piece, and all that other stuff was wrong and needed be done away with. But the bathroom thing is getting the most attention and was the part of the law I supported). Charlotte created an unneeded ordinance to force McCrory to put forth HB2, making him look like the devil. As soon as he’s out of office, Charlotte backs off. Wow, guys.