ICYMI – Charlotte City Council Voted To Let People Pee Where Ever They Want

In case you missed it, the Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 to allow people to pee basically wherever they want. I captured key tweets from the meeting in this Storify article.

I warned you it was coming, remember.

Oh, and Charlotte City Council’s  new “anti-discrimination” ordinance ironically does discriminate. Allow me to explain, keep reading.

They way it’s worded, it basically makes single sex bathrooms or facilities illegal for businesses to have or enforce and pretty much allows for anyone to use any facilities they want.

The city’s attorney say’s that interpretation of the new ordinance is wrong.

Where did the city attorney get his law degree? Cracker Jack?

The ordinance, as worded, CLEARLY makes having a single sex facility illegal to maintain.

“It shall be unlawful to deny any person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public accommodation because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin.”

If adding “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the list means they can use whatever facility they want; therefore the same definitions have to be applied to “sex”. Not only that but the original bathroom/shower portion of the original ordinance is gone.

Rep. Dan Bishop has been all over this issue since it raised it’s head and he’s got a helpful little video presentation which lays out this key point:

The city has just made it possible for anyone to use any facilities they want and made it illegal for businesses to stop them. That would technically include schools, would it not? Good going, Charlotte. You’ve just discriminated using a non-discrimination ordinance!

If you think this won’t make it’s way into other school districts, you’re already behind the eight ball. Wake county schools are ‘allowing it‘ on a case by case basis. Meanwhile, the Wake board says they ‘have no knowledge of requests’.

A a woman and a mother of young children, I don’t want some guy sauntering into the ladies room because, well, today he “self identifies” as a woman… in his own mind.

Proponents call the transgender community ‘at risk’ and ‘marginalized’ and that this ordinance is needed to protect them.  It’s all about them. So how many of them are we talking about here?

Starting around 2011, there were some solid estimates that 3.5% of the U.S. population identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Of that 3.5% only about .3% identify as transgender. That’s around 33,495 people in a nation of over 319 million.

Flash forward to 2014.  The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) reported that 2.3% identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual out of 319 million or so people. Of that 2.3%, only about .7% “self-identified” as transgender. That .7% subset translates to about 51,359 people nationwide or roughly around 1,027 people per state.

But by ALL MEANS, let’s accommodate the few who ‘self identify’ in their heads as the opposite sex over the vast majority who know that having twigs and berries means you’re a guy.

For those out there thinking or  saying this ordinance isn’t about an “agenda”, you would pretty much be wrong.  You will be made to care.

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A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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4 Responses to ICYMI – Charlotte City Council Voted To Let People Pee Where Ever They Want

  1. Rachel says:

    Your facts are so far off its scary.
    Those numbers are more likely that of the transgender community that committed suicide each year.
    The true numbers of the transgender community is truly unknown because of the fear transgenders face. But the estimated number is more like 250000 in the United States. don’t sound like alot but you have to keep in mind that the suicide rate in the transgender community is almost 45%. So please before you close your mind to the real world find out what is truly going on.


    • A.P. Dillon says:

      Ma’am my facts come from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

      If they are off, I am sure you can let them know to substitute them with those of your own opinion.


  2. Marie Reis says:

    The city council members who voted for this, including our new democratic mayor, are totally insane. They do not care about the people who elected them and they do not care about protecting our children. A petition needs to get started to ban this stupid so-called law! What did these transsexuals do for hundreds of years prior to this time?


  3. Kathy says:

    Have there been ANY women demanding to “self identify” and use men’s restrooms?

    Correct me if I am wrong, but it’s all men, right? Same as you don’t hear of female peeping toms. Always men.

    There is no way you can send a little girl into a Ladies Room alone ever again!


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