From The Files Of Captain Literal

The email below was forwarded to me anonymously.

Check out the purposefully ‘Captain Literal’ interpretation of HB2 by National Center for Transgender Equality. I think they were trying to be sarcastically ironic… or something.

What amazingly useful idiots. We should thank them for showing us just how high over the shark groups like this are willing to go to force their agenda on a state or nation.

——– Original message ——–
From: Mara Keisling <>
Date: 04/21/2016 4:04 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Winston Smith
Subject: Legislators and Staff Must Show Birth Certificates

National Center for Transgender Equality
1400 16th St. NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036

April 20, 2016

Dear Representative or Senator,

I am writing to remind you that, as of March 23, you and your staff are required to carry official copies of your birth certificates when using any restroom facilities in the State Legislative Building. As you know, last month the General Assembly passed HB 2, which mandates that restroom use in state and local government buildings be restricted to people who can demonstrate that they are using the restroom in accordance with the sex marked on their birth certificate.

As you know, a cornerstone of American civil society is that laws—even poorly thought-out laws—must be enforced uniformly. In order to enforce this law, law enforcement or security officers or building staff would need to ask every individual for their birth certificate. It would be unconstitutional and unfair for them to rely on stereotypes and single out transgender people for different treatment. We therefore expect that HB 2 will be enforced with legislators and staff the same way it will be enforced with North Carolinians coming to Raleigh to speak with you, including North Carolinians who are or perceived to be transgender. Uniformity of enforcement is going to be particularly critical on April 25, when a large number of transgender people will be at the State Capitol Building to speak to legislators and attend a variety of events.

We have sent a letter to the Capitol State Police seeking reassurance that the law will be enforced uniformly in accordance with their constitutional obligations. We trust that, as a legislator, that is what you would want as well. We plan to post legal observers throughout the Legislative Building to monitor the enforcement of the law and ensure that everyone is treated equally, regardless of actual or perceived transgender status.

Mara Keisling
Executive Director
National Center for Transgender Equality

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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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