North Carolina House Passes Bill to Allow Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Dominic Holden, reporting for BuzzFeed:

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 restrooms.

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.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016