The Anti Discrimination Policies Of South Carolina Essay

832 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Overpowering Anti-Discrimination Policies On Wednesday, March 23rd, North Carolina legislators passed a bill preventing transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms which do not match the gender listed on their birth certificates. This bill was widely supported by the republicans. The law’s implementation came in response to an anti-discriminatory ordinance which was passed by Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, a month prior. Though Tennessee and South Dakota recently turned down similar legislation, South Carolina manufactured a more extreme bill which completely ignores consideration of gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The republicans who supported this bill focused on protecting women and children from the possible dangerous intrusion which could be committed by biological males. Dan Bishop was quoted as stating, “What we are doing is preserving a sense of privacy people have long expected.” These fears that were expressed by republicans were not held by major corporations and businesses in North Carolina, such as Dow Chemical. The article raised points that some people are uncomfortable in vulnerable positions, such as the bathroom, when around trans-people; however, on the other hand transgender, and other LGBT community members face bullying and other hateful actions when forced into biological-sex based bathrooms. My reaction to the events which took place is sorrowful. The surprising aspect of this story is that this bill posed…

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