Some local businesses here in downtown Raleigh have chosen to take a very public stand opposing the recently passed HB2.
The irony, of course, is that HB2 actually gives every business the freedom to determine their own bathroom policies and prevents cities like Charlotte from telling businesses what their bathroom policies must be.
“Y’all Means All”
“Sorry, we do not have a public restroom.”
“We do not discriminate. We oppose HB2.”
This one is particularly interesting. On one hand, they refuse the public access to their restroom, and on the other hand, they “do not discriminate.” Refusing to allow not just transgenders, but the public, access to your restroom, is by definition “discriminating” against a group of people, since they are part of the public.
Nora and Nicky’s
“No Bigots Served”
And that was the worst one. HB2 supporters are called bigots, hateful, and we are told, as I have been told several times, that HB2 is reminiscent of the days African Americans were discriminated against and refused service by businesses.
Really? It is HB2 opponents who are shaming our legislators and posting their faces in windows to refuse them service. I walked around downtown Raleigh for fifteen minutes today and saw more evidence of bigotry than I have from any HB2 supporter.