For many the issue has to do with equality. For others, it is an issue of safety. In both camps, there is passion and even anger. The issue is what restrictions if any should be placed on the use of public restrooms.
For the second time in a year, the Charlotte City Council is set to vote on the nondiscrimination ordinance. Included in this ordinance is a measure the gender confused. The measure will allow the gender confused to use the bathroom which corresponds to the gender to which they feel they belong.
Fox 40 reports
North Carolina’s largest city may pass a law allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, prompting the governor to call the measure a threat to public safety and warn that the General Assembly may step in.
The Charlotte City Council was expected to vote Monday on the proposal to revise the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The proposal includes a measure that would allow people to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.
What this will mean is that woman may walk into a park bathroom and find a man using the facilities. That man would have full right to the facility, and it will not matter how a man in the women’s bathroom makes her feel.
Now with at least one hundred and forty speakers from both sides of the issue ready to argue their point, the governor might have the last word.
The governor’s office has weighed in saying the state could take action if the ordinance is passed.
The governor has said that the measure could “create major public safety issues.” It would be likely that the state of North Carolina would outlaw the measure.
It will be late, but there just may be support on the council to get this through. It lost by one vote last year.