Monday, March 27, 2017

Bathroom Bill Costs North Carolina

Summary:  North Carolina has a law limiting LGBT protection such as gender neutral bathrooms.  This law has been debated over, and some republican assure that it will cost nothing, but the actual data shows that it will cost about 3.76 billion dollars in the next twelve years.  This cost will come when LGBT supporting people or businesses avoid North Carolina.

Connection:  This connects to the segregated bathrooms and the Montgomery bus boycotts.  This relates to the segregated bathrooms because in the Jim Crow Era, bathrooms were segregated based on race.  Now they are segregated based on gender and North Carolina is fighting back against the attempt to end the segregation.  It also relates to the Montgomery bus boycott because people avoided the segregated buses and since the buses suffered, they were forced to change. Similarly, people will avoid North Carolina, and since it will suffer, it will have to change.

Question:  How do you think the North Carolina government will react? LGBT people? LGBT supporting businesses?

URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/27/bathroom-bill-to-cost-north-carolina-3-76b-report-says.html
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22 comments:

  1. I think the NC government will be forced to change their law, but before that, I think the LGBT community in NC will protest, and businesses will support them.

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    1. I agree but think that the danger with businesses getting involved is if these LGBT supporting businesses have gender neutral bathrooms, then the problem won't be as pressing, and it will get resolved later.

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  2. I think the only thing they can do is protest or avoid North Carolina. Either way North Carolina will take the hit that is putting restrictions on people. People don't enjoy rules that bind them. Its kind of goes against the whole idea of "land of the free".

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    1. I agree. I think that avoiding would be better because I think that the government would pay more attention to lack of money than unhappy people.

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  3. I think that the people of North Carolina will protest against this since it is so discriminating against trans people. People are not going to like this at all, however there will also be people who think this is a good thing. Hopefully something gets changed because I do not think this will end well for North Carolina.

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  4. Law in NC will eventually change because the LGBT community deserves equal rights and will protest for them until they eventually get what they deserve.

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  5. Yet again conservatives are trying to take away the rights of minority. Based on fear and xenophobia those with power restrict the rights of those without power based on shawty evidence such as the claim of indecent exposure by LGBGT. North Carolina is going to have government support from the administration and the Vice president, but America as a whole will boycott.

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    1. I urge you to not use the blanket of "conservatives" with the accusations of minority rights. Are all Muslims trying to take away women's rights? Surely not. I'll agree that conservative movements such as the alt-right are responsible for recent outbursts of xenophobia, but in the interest of telling a fair narrative, make sure we distinguish individuals from a political belief system (that in of itself is a blanket).

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    2. That being said, federal intervention is likely to occur because other state governments will protest, forcing the government's hand into getting involved. I can't see the Trump administration inserting themselves here on their own free will.

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  6. I think that North Carolina will later on try to get rid of this law because of the negativity its causing. I think the LGBT people will also protest to remove this law from being sanctioned. I think that the businesses will also help support the LGBT cause and protest against the law.

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  7. I believe north Carolina would try in their best to get rid of this bill. i understand that it is a lot of money to make this happen but that is what we are gonna need to do if we want this country to move forward. I know that the LGBT community and supporters will love it if this bill passes. this will make them feel less anxiety and fear. This will empower them and make them feel like they can do anything. If this bill passed, it would be a step in the right direction.

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  8. I think North Carolina is probably going to get rid of this law after they start to see they are being economically affected by this. I think LGBT people are probably happy by this law because they finally will be supported but if it gets taken back they might feel betrayed and like they weren't fought for

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  9. I think that there will be a lot of protests because the LGBT community supports unity and will fight for what they believe. I think that the law ultimately puts North Carolina at a disadvantage due to the lack of support it'll get from LGBT supporters.

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  10. North Carolina will eventually get rid of this law due to all the negativity it is causing.

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  11. I think that there will be many protests and marches, because of the LGBT standing up and wanting their voices heard for change and acceptance.

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  12. I think that many LGBT supporters will avoid business or show support for North Carolina. As we have seen throughout history, people make change happen when they act; not when they remain silent. This will ultimately cause North Carolina to re-evaluate their decision

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  13. I think that North Carolina would be probably be very upset that these bathrooms overtime are going to cost a lot of money. And the LGBT community will probably want to stand up and for their rights for the government to finally make a change

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  14. I believe that since they see that places like North
    Carolina as well as other states that hold these laws and views realize that they will not be getting as much people going into their states because of this will change their ways of thinking to change for the better and not for the worse.

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  15. I think that north Carolina will eventually change the law because of how much hate they are getting and that it is wrong to not support LGBT people.

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  16. I think north Carolina will change the law since a government can only reject so much.

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