The moment the North Carolina legislature took action to call a special session to deal with the illegal Charlotte Ordinance, it was obvious our lawsuit happy Lefties in North Carolina would be suing.
And so they have.
Read the suit here. Main plaintiffs are ACLU and Equality NC.
It’s main thrust is that HB2 removes LGBT protections across the state.
First, what protections were rolled back? The suit doesn’t really define what protections they are claiming have been rolled back. They’ve made it a broad suit covering all LGBT, when really HB2 is dealing specifically with biological sex.
Second, the suit doesn’t even touch the definitions in HB2 of biological sex, but instead opts to define and legitimize ‘gender identity’. They also talk about gender dysphoria in points 29 and 30, recognizing this is a mental illness:
Gender dysphoria is a serious medical condition that if left untreated canlead to clinical distress, debilitating depression, and even suicidal thoughts and acts.
Gender dysphoria is a condition recognized in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth ed. (2013)(DSM-V), and by the other leading medical and mental health professional groups,including the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association.
And the suit lists the ‘treatment’, which the rest of the population has to be a part of making it the largest group therapy session in history:
Treatment for gender dysphoria includes living one’s life consistent with one’s gender identity, including when accessing single-sex spaces like restrooms and locker rooms.
It will be interesting to see the spin the plaintiffs give to the judge on this, given these are mental illnesses that they are now weaving into their suit.
Point 39 in the suit is, for me, where the crux of their case lies:
For transgender adults, it is critical that social transition include transition in the workplace, including with respect to restrooms. Excluding a transgender man from the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity, or forcing him to use a separate facility from other men, communicates to the entire workplace that he should not be recognized as a man and undermines the social transition process.
What they are basically saying here is that the needs and comfort of an estimated .3% of the U.S. population, who they admit fall under a defined mental illness, come before millions of others.
Shorter: You Will Be Made To Care.
The suit is littered with inflammatory language characterizing HB2, while saying very little about the actual illegalities of the Charlotte Ordinance. That’s going to be fun during discovery.
I, for one, welcome this lawsuit. I am of the opinion that the bill was written so a lawsuit would be forthcoming. This is a good thing.
The way HB 2 is written, it forces any legal challenge to define what sex is. The Left and LGBT groups constantly refer to sex as gender, then further water it down gender as something that can be defined by any given individual — in their own head.
Biological sex, on the other hand is the reality HB2 puts out there as the defining criterion for facilities usage. I think this bill is going to force the courts to define sex.
As I’ve said before HB2 is important as CLT’s ordinance violated the NC Constitution, would have set precedent for other cities and is vitally important to blocking the U.S. Department of Education from pursuing their Title IX lawsuits against schools.
It’s one thing to come after adults with what basically boils down to a Leftist, social justice warrior agenda item. It’s quite another to come after our children, which is where this thing is ultimately going.