The North Carolina House voted 83-25 to pass a sweeping bill on
Wednesday that would negate all local LGBT nondiscrimination
ordinances in the state and ban transgender people from certain
Republican leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly had
unveiled the legislation on Wednesday, and quickly began rushing
the bill through a $42,000-a-day special legislative session
fueled by rhetoric that portrayed transgender people as sex
predators. Conservative lawmakers argued they are trying to
protect privacy and promote safety in restrooms.
A lot of conservatives have some really weird hang-ups about public restrooms.