SOCIAL MEDIA FIRES UP A STORM ON FORMIDABLE BATTLE OVER TRANSGENDER ORDINANCE
Andrea Sturdivant|Thursday, March 24, 2016
There has been uproar on social media over the battle over Transgender Ordinance. Celebrities, Politicians, and the media all across the country have taken their fight to social media to deliberate the House Bill 2, which revoked a local transgender ordinance in North Carolina.
The bill has blazed a powerful debate on social media. If you click here, you will see multitude of tweets arguing about the issue using hashtag #HB2.
Many Celebrities like actress Laverne Cox of the Netflix original series “Orange is New Black” have asked followers to organize and fight the bill.
North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory broadcasted a statement on his decision to sign the bill on Twitter Wednesday evening, calling the Charlotte’s ordinance ridiculous.
Governor McCrory’s office announced a statement explaining his response, “The basic expectation of privacy in the most personal of settings, a restroom or locker room, for each gender was violated by government overreach and intrusion by the mayor and city council of Charlotte. This radical breach of trust and security under the false argument of equal access not only impacts the citizens of Charlotte but people who come to Charlotte to work, visit or play. This new government regulation defies common sense and basic community norms by allowing, for example, a man to use a woman’s bathroom, shower or locker room.
“While local municipalities have important priorities working to oversee police, fire, water and sewer, zoning, roads, and transit, the mayor and city council took action far out of its core responsibilities. As a result, I have signed legislation passed by a bipartisan majority to stop this breach of basic privacy and etiquette which was to go into effect April 1. Although other items included in this bill should have waited until regular session, this bill does not change existing rights under state or federal law.
“It is now time for the city of Charlotte elected officials and state elected officials to get back to working on the issues most important to our citizens.”
North Carolina Attorney General and Democratic candidate Roy Cooper is set against McCrory in the November election. Cooper posted a video to the social media of Facebook debating with the bill before it passed. Copper called the HB2 bill biased.
After the HB2 bill was passed, NC Attorney General Cooper asked his Twitter followers to retweet his photo statement that reads, “We’re better than this. Discrimination is wrong, period.”
The North Carolina Attorney General tweet also included the hashtag “#WeAreNotThis”, which has sparked on social media.
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