Stick a Fork In Him. I’m Done. [Updated] – #HB2 #NCgov

[Updates at the bottom]

On Monday, an estimated 1,000 or so people came to Raleigh to rally in support of HB2 and our leaders defending it.

On Tuesday, Governor Pat McCrory decided it was time to cave to the Rainbow bullies and their outrage machine via signing Executive Order 93.  The timing. So wonderful! Yes, that’s sarcasm.

But the Governor calls it listening, not caving.

“After listening to people’s feedback for the past several weeks on this issue, I have come to the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, especially against the great state of North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “Based upon this feedback, I am taking action to affirm and improve the state’s commitment to privacy and equality.” –

But yeah, it’s pretty much caving:

“With this Executive Order, the State of North Carolina is now one of 24 states that have protections for sexual orientation and gender identity for its employees.”

You Will Be Made To CareWe will be made to care… By our Governor. He couldn’t wait for a court to decide.


Had to give in the day after the people just rallied to support him — And he wonders why conservatives are so pissed off at him.

Stick a fork in him. I’m done.  You watch, the Left will not be placated. This won’t be enough. The outrage machine will continue, undeterred.

There is even a video statement from the Governor. The page announcing the Executive Order on the Governor’s website also has a transcript of the video.

In this Executive Order, McCrory ‘affirms’ a lot of things. Affirming means something already existed — such as private businesses having their own employment policies.

An Executive Order isn’t law, but from what I understand he can use it to impose rules on state employees. What this order  is really designed to do is go after is the employment section of HB 2, mainly by returning legal challenges to the NC Human Rights Commission. Get ready Governor. If you think this order is going to remove the current legal challenge, you’re going to be sorely mistaken. Wait for it. Another suit will emerge against the state.

I, myself, have mixed feelings. I’m ticked at his timing; way to stab your supporters in the back. On the other hand, the one defense I will make of this Executive Order is that the section dealing with employment should have been its own stand-alone bill. Protections for sexual orientation are good and should have always  been there.

But gender identity?

Define that for me legally please, Governor, and cite the federal law. Oh wait, there isn’t one yet.  The EEOC has put out ‘guidelines‘ to other agencies based on their interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Guidelines are not the law.

Gender dysphoria is real. I’m not saying it’s not. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be taken seriously, but it is an officially recognized and classified mental illness. One that affects an incredible small portion of the population and one that has proven to be fluid — by that I mean the majority of that very small minority tend to ‘transition’ back to their biological sex at some point.  They also suffer a high suicide rate.

What these ‘interpretations’ by agencies like the EEOC arguably do is commit the rest of the population to a group therapy session based on any one person’s mental perception of their sex at any given time. Mental disability is already covered under law, but that’s not enough. Just like forcing someone to bake a cake is not enough.

McCrory’s order arguably translates in the workplace to someone who identifies as Jane one week and John the next can arguably sue if they feel even feel remotely slighted in the workplace.

So who is next? Does anyone really think this is the end of the line anymore?

What will we be adding to the ‘protected’ list under the Civil Rights Act?  An Act, by the way which corrected the most egregious injustices in our country that is now being used to force people of the same-sex to pee in the same room. How far we’ve come.

Will we be making those stricken with addiction of some kind a protected class next? How about pedophiles? Schizophrenics?  These are valid questions.

I said this wouldn’t be enough for the Left and less than 24 hours after McCrory’s EO announcement, I am proved right.


More updates … as I was saying:

About A.P. Dillon

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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5 Responses to Stick a Fork In Him. I’m Done. [Updated] – #HB2 #NCgov

  1. Big Edwina says:

    Time for the city of Providence to form and separate from Charlotte. Charlotte is becoming a city whose population consists of singles and poor families. The middle class exodus to South Carolina will only escalate.


  2. Big Edwina says:

    What do you expect when so few organizations defend the right? No large Christian/Jewish/Muslim organization spoke out forcefully. The Catholic church never rose to our defense. All we saw were outraged LBGT’s and their brown shirt organizations; PayPal, Apple, NBA, Disney. Where were the organizations who protect abused women and children?


  3. NC Ken says:

    Institutionalizing a mental illness and psychiatric deviancies. You’ve hear do useful idiots. Well, these are useful governors.


  4. ALRUI says:

    These so-called “conservatives” have no backbone, &/or someone has dirt on them they dont want exposed!


  5. Not that we were too shocked but come on!! Highly disappointed. You covered all the points,good article.


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