Where can people pee in the United States? I'm waiting for some foreign country to publish a "Restroom Guide To The U.S." letting know its travelers what states are better than other to squat in.
We've focused our attention, sports schedules, and concert going to avoid North Carolina to show our support for the transgender community and to show our disdain for the state's HB2 law.
Will North Carolina solve part of its HB2 issue by not re-electing its sitting governor Pat McCrory this November? Once or do I dare say if the HB2 fiasco is resolved, canceled, deleted, what will the next state to gain the focus when it comes to transgender rights and public policy dictating us where people can and cannot pee.
Surprise! Most likely it will be … Massachusetts?
Perhaps because it was the first to have marriage equality, Massachusetts has developed a reputation for being on the forefront of queer rights. But after finally approving transgender public accommodation protections this year, it’s set to become a significant battleground for trans rights for years to come, with multiple challenges advancing against the new law.
This week, opponents of LGBT equality announced that they had successfully connected enough signatures to ask voters in 2018 whether to repeal the ordinance, which prohibits businesses and other public accommodations from discriminating against transgender people.
Keep MA Safe, a campaign of the Massachusetts Family Institute, bragged about the accomplishment:
We are extremely grateful to the thousands of people who courageously signed the petition, at times in the face of threats and intimidation. As voters began to learn about the full impact of this law, we saw them often move from alarm to action.
We look forward to spending the next two years continuing to raise awareness about the dangers of this law and making sure voters are fully educated on what is at stake. We remain committed to defending the fundamental rights to privacy and safety, particularly for women and children, in our Commonwealth. – thinkprogress.org
It was a shock to me too when I read that Massachusetts may be the next battleground for toilet policies. Head over to thinkprogress.org for more on what may occur in Massachusetts like debates about sexual predators, unconstitutionality, churches, etc. You know, the same-ol-same-ol stuff.
Massachusetts, we wish you the best over the next 2 years.