One of the biggest news stories being circulated right now is the controversy surrounding North Carolina’s HB2, which states a person must use the restroom which corresponds to their gender indicated on their birth certificate, or their genetic or biological gender. While this law has received a lot of praise in conservative and pro-family circles, it has received tremendous criticism and backlash from many on the left and the LGBT (et al) community. There are arguments on both sides as to whether or not this bill is a good idea.
The argument that brought the bill to life was with this hypothetical: if a transgender female were allowed to use the women’s restroom, it could potentially put women and children at risk of being violated by sexual predators who would exploit this law to gain access to their victims. Liberals instantly disagree saying that it is just fear mongering, bigotry, and hate from those who support the new law. Liberals think that anyone should be able to use any bathroom they want as long as it corresponds with their “gender identity.”
This could mean a male pedophile or sexual predator could just walk right into the women’s restroom, and when he is asked what he is doing in there, he can simply say that he identifies as a woman. The Left will tell you that there is absolutely no danger of this happening. They would argue that they just want to use the bathroom of their choice in peace, and that no one is looking to exploit the law. This statement shows the ignorance and selfishness within the LGBT community, and those who support them.
They claim this law is exclusive, and that it promotes segregation and division. This could not be further from the truth. How is it segregation to ask someone to use the bathroom of their birth gender? A good percentage of people don’t even care if it is their birth gender, as long as they have all the physical parts of that particular gender. To put it simply, a human being with male reproductive organs has no business using the women’s bathroom, and vice versa.
No it is not hate, it is not bigotry. What really is going on is that a group that only constitutes 3.8 percent of the population of the U.S. is trying to bully the vast majority who oppose them. They claim using their bathroom of choice is a basic human right, but they can’t be farther from the truth. Basic human rights are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, as well as those rights outlined in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States.
To add fire to the situation, Target recently came out in support of the LGBT community by allowing their employees and customers to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. This has also received praise and backlash. However, that backlash was in the form of a protest urging people to boycott shopping at Target. So far, this protest has over 1 million signatures and has resulted in Target losing close to $1.5 billion in total stock value. However, Target does not appear to be budging on this issue, despite huge losses in the stock market.
We cannot change our entire culture and endanger other people by caving in to the demands of a small group. What we are seeing is hypocrisy at its finest. Gun control advocates call for stricter gun control laws, if even to save the life of one child. Then at the same time, they demand we let them use the restroom of their choice and potentially endanger children. On top of that, several recording artists have stated they will not perform in North Carolina, and even PayPal has threatened to leave the state over this law. What makes this hypocritical is that PayPal does business in and these musicians perform in countries where Gay and Transgender people can be arrested and even executed just for being gay or transgender.
In the end, bathroom privacy needs to be protected. Women and children need to feel safe in their restrooms, end of story. The majority must not be bullied by a small minority.