Charlotte’s city council is about to pass broad “LGBT rights” legislation that is very troublesome!
I am shocked at how the elected officials of this city are totally ignoring the overwhelming majority interest of Charlotte voters through bully legislation. Clearly our Mayor and City Council are hell-bent on cramming their personal agendas down the collective throats of their constituents in the name of being “inclusive.” What? Does anyone else see the incredible hypocrisy in this? These activists must be voted out.
Part of the proposed new rules would allow transgender people to choose the bathroom of their self-identified gender identity. The ordinance would also make sure that LGBT people will be served in public accommodations such as hotels, stores, and restaurants.
From Charlotte Observer:
Gov. Pat McCrory warned two Charlotte City Council members Sunday that if the city approves new legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people on Monday, the vote would “most likely cause immediate state legislative intervention.”
McCrory is concerned about a provision in the proposed expanded ordinance that would allow transgender residents to use either a men’s or a women’s bathroom. That part of the ordinance has also caused a furor in Charlotte and led to the ordinance being defeated 6-5 last year.
“It is not only the citizens of Charlotte that will be impacted by changing basic restroom and locker room norms but also citizens from across our state and nation who visit and work in Charlotte,” McCrory said in an email to the council’s two Republicans, Ed Driggs and Kenny Smith. “This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.”
McCrory, a Republican, continued: “Also, this action of allowing a person with male anatomy, for example, to use a female restroom or locker room will most likely cause immediate State legislative intervention which I would support as governor.”
Driggs and Smith voted against the ordinance a year ago and have been skeptical of it this year. McCrory’s email was sent after Driggs sent him an email Sunday afternoon asking his opinion on the issue.
My thinking is if the people don’t want it, and they vote against it, that’s the way it should be. Nobody should be forced to accept what they vote against. The majority is not for allowing transgenders to choose bathrooms because of their faith and beliefs. City council members have no right to overturn the people’s decision. This is going to set a precedent that will have terrible repercussions.
Watch this contentious video rally here:
Here is another report from the news station about the law that will give transgenders the right to choose whether to use a men or women’s bathroom. The Governor is not happy and will fight it:
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