Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
A federal court has undermined the legality of North Carolina’s HB2 law and raised the prospect that continuing with it could cost the state billions of dollars in federal funds.
On Tuesday, a transgender teenager, Gavin Grimm, with his attorneys won 2-1 support from a three-judge U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel. The majority found that Grimm needs to be heard in court on his suit regarding the fact that he was wrongly banned from the boys bathroom in his rural Virginia high school.
Paypal killing their expansion in North Carolina, other companies refusing to do business there, states and cities now shunning the state, and concerts being cancelled, are nothing compared to the bomb that could eventually be detonating there. With billions of Federal dollars on the chopping block, North Carolina is now in a real pickle. Do they repeal the law, or are they satisfied to just cut their own throats? We will see next week, when the NC legislature reconvenes, and makes a major decision to either repeal HB2 or accept the consequences for their actions.
Article is here.
NOTE: As an aside, I have serious reservations about teenagers making this kind of decision when the age of consent in NC is 18. The reason for the age of consent is that, until a child becomes of age, he or she is not qualified to make certain decisions because they have not matured enough to make them. So my question is, if teenagers can legally become transgendered, what does that imply for the age of consent law? Should that fly out the window? Should teenagers be legally able to have sex? Should teenagers be able to vote? Should teenagers be able to drink alcohol? Should teenagers be able to join the military? Etc etc...... Or would it be better for the law to require teenagers to wait until they are of age to make a decision to become transgendered?