Ruling against HB2 is a memo to McCrory: Tell the truth, rely on the facts

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Last week a federal judge issued an injunction that prevents UNC campuses from enforcing the discriminatory HB2. As LGBT activist Steven Petrow writes in an op-ed for the Washington Post, the ruling should be a wake up call to the Gov. McCrory and politicians in Raleigh to stop the fear tactics. 

From the op-ed,

In such a toxic political environment, this is a key message to North Carolina’s GOP leaders and political consultants who have steadfastly relied on anti-trans fearmongering, which drove passage of HB2 earlier this year and has led to the governor’s incendiary new TV spot. Please: Tell the truth. Rely on the facts.

The ad showcases a woman named Gina Little. She gazes directly into the camera and says: “At nine, I was molested by a teenager …. When I found out that President Obama and Roy Cooper [McCrory’s Democratic opponent in the governor’s race] want to force schoolchildren to share the same locker room, shower and restroom with someone who claims to be the opposite sex, I was horrified.”

My heart breaks for Little’s sexual assault as a young girl, and not just because I, too, was molested at about that same age. However, according to Charlotte’s NPR affiliate, WFAE, Little’s “assault did not take place in a school or locker room. But at home. And the assailant wasn’t a stranger, but a brother.” Indeed, she was targeted by the most common type of molester:men who identify as heterosexual.


  1. j r jackson's avatar
    j r jackson
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    The toilet goobernor is being flushed and losing. He grows desperate and doubles down on fear,and scare tactics among his ignorant base. He cannot win an election based on truth and justice, so he reverts to his toilet tactics, but his campaign and his goobernorship have been in the toilet since he crawled into office.
  2. Audrey U.'s avatar
    Audrey U.
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    Unfortunately, I fear the terrified are more likely to vote in November than the merely disgusted.
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