When the North Carolina government passed legislation that would require people to use the bathroom of their birth gender, they didn’t expect to see the backlash they are seeing now.
Companies like American Airlines, Apple and the NBA are threatening to pull their business from the state. The All-Star game won’t be in Charlotte next year, PayPal won’t build its new business center in the state, and even Bruce Springsteen decided to cancel a show there this weekend.
This is all over trying to make people with male genitals go into a male bathroom in public facilities, and vice versa for women.
Corporations are threatening to pull millions of dollars out of North Carolina because of this obscure law that affects a tiny portion of a small minority of the population.
The question is why now? Why would the NBA do this to North Carolina but still do business in other states and even other countries. The NBA visits China and has business partnerships with them but doesn’t require the same from them.
PayPal works in and transfers money from some of the worst places on Earth like Saudi Arabia when it comes to gender discrimination, and yet NC is not worthy of their business.
Many of the companies themselves do not even allow their own employees and customers the ability to use the bathroom of their chosen identity in their stores and buildings, but will pull out of a state that doesn’t allow it in public facilities.
This is corporate hypocrisy at its worst.
Most people in North Carolina don’t want to have a grown man who identifies as a woman (yet may look nothing like a woman) to go to the women’s bathroom with their children in a public playground or elementary school. Nobody is saying that people can’t be who they want to be, but why should that interfere with the privacy of everyone else, particularly women and children?
Big, international companies are using North Carolina as a battleground but some people are standing up to them. The Faith & Freedom Coalition has organized a major push to send letters to the companies singling out North Carolina to tell them the radical gay lobby doesn’t speak for them and they support this privacy legislation.
What do you think? Do you support the NC bathroom privacy law or do you stand with Bruce Springsteen?
Let us know in the comments.