NC Lawmakers Cave on Principle in Face of NCAA Threat

(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) Following a late-night deal Wednesday brokered between the Republican leaders of the North Carolina House and Senate, and Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper, state lawmakers voted Thursday to adopt a repeal of controversial House Bill 2, which was instigated by a threat from the NCAA to withhold sports championships from the state for the next 5 years.

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However, the replacement for HB2 does not meet the standards that the NCAA said it would require in order to reinstate its competitions in North Carolina.

The measure eliminates the year-old law that protected privacy in both public and private multiple-occupancy restrooms, showers and changing areas, yet reinstates similar language from HB2 that prohibits local governments and institutions from regulating those facilities. The measure forbids local governments from enacting or amending ordinances that would regulate private employment practices or public accommodations until December 1, 2020.

The NCAA reportedly had imposed a deadline of today that stipulated if North Carolina did not repeal HB2, then it would not award any bids for sports tournaments to the state through the year 2022. The Atlantic Coast Conference has applied similar pressure on the state that hosts its headquarters.

According to USA Today, the replacement for HB2 falls short on key points of what the NCAA said prevented the continuation of events in North Carolina, including:

  • the prohibition against local laws that treat sexual orientation as a protected class
  • the requirement that individuals use restrooms according to the gender they are identified by on their birth certificates
  • alleged legal protections for some government officials to refuse services to LGBTs
  • that some states, such as New York and Minnesota, have their own boycotts against public officials’ travel to North Carolina

The “repeal” did not pacify angry, aggressive pro-LGBT groups either.

“After more than a year of inaction, today North Carolina lawmakers doubled-down on discrimination,” said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. “This new law does not repeal HB2. Instead, it institutes a statewide prohibition on equality by banning non-discrimination protections across North Carolina and fuels the flames of anti-transgender hate. Each and every lawmaker who supported this bill has betrayed the LGBTQ community.”

HRC also called NC lawmakers and Gov. Cooper — whom they worked so hard to elect over incumbent Pat McCrory — as “sell outs.”

The passage of the new House Bill 142 kicks the can down the road until after North Carolina’s next election for governor, when Cooper will presumably be up for re-election in November 2020. Lawmakers who agreed to support the deal claimed the reason for the de facto moratorium on local ordinances was to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to render a decision on the issue of where so-called transgenders should be able to use restrooms and locker rooms.

“This bill is at best a punt,” said state Sen. Dan Bishop in debate over the repeal. “At worst it is a betrayal of principle.” Bishop is a Charlotte attorney who was primary author of HB2 last year, when he was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

But advocates said it was necessary to move the state away from pariah status.

“This is a significant compromise from all sides on an issue that has been discussed and discussed and discussed in North Carolina for a long period of time,” said Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, who directly negotiated the deal with the House and Cooper. “It is something that I think satisfies some people, dissatisfied some people, but I think it’s a good thing for North Carolina.”

Conservatives who strongly defended HB2 were not pleased.

“”Perhaps it would be appropriate if we would commemorate the passage of this bill by inviting the governor to come down to the building today and lowering those two flags [the U.S. and North Carolina flags outside the Legislative Building] and putting up in their place a flag of a certain intercollegiate athletic association and a white flag,” said Republican Rep. Bert Jones.

  • Just raise the rainbow flag of diversity – ‘ol Roy will come runnin’ to salute that one.

    • WSmith

      The rainbow flag is the new swastika, it has nothing to do with diversity. They do not tolerate anyone who says no. The rainbow bully’s run down anyone that gets in their way and are very reminiscent of Hitler’s homosexual civilian army, the Brownshirt’s.

  • Since when does an organization such as the NCAA have the right to dictate what any states does or does not do? I know that the NCAA is not the total source of revenue for the state. It is likely a drop in the bucket. My position would be to tell the NCAA to take a hike.

    • Buzz Waldron

      Pres. Trump needs to ‘adjust’ the NCAA !!!

      • Buzz,
        I am all for that. I am not sure what he can do or what Congress might do. But when organizations resort to forcing something on us we do not want, they are outside their boundary.

  • WSmith

    A child’s right to grow up free from sexual exploitation and exposure to sexual deviant behavior lost out to the perverts running the NCAA. A very sad day when a minority of less than 1% can demand and get more access to adolescent children. This is also a boon to pedophiles who obviously have NCAA support as well. At this point you couldn’t give me a ticket, sell me any merchandise or get me to wast a minute of my time on anything NCAA.

  • Frank W Brown

    Tell the ncaa to piss off, period! This PC crap is going to end this country!

    • WSmith

      Unless Trump dumps Paul Ryan and gets serious about his agenda it will be sooner than we could have imagined.

      • Danwrlca

        Do you people think Trump can do anyhting without the consent of Congress? Yes, he can issue Exec. Orders, but still, those can be challenged! Our Government has checks and balances. Trump can’t just trash the Constitution and invoke your Bible. I don’t follow the hillbilly bible! Trump can’t “dump” Speaker Ryan!

        • Lizfan

          I bet you had no problem with Obama doing exactly what you’re saying Trump isn’t allowed to do. If Obama can go around Congress then so can Trump. & Congress is controlled by the Republicans now so they will most likely go along with it.

    • Danwrlca

      I prefer to tell you Christian rednecks to go piss off! Period! You are NOT the voice of America. Stop spreading your hatred! What’s wrong, you got “tendencies” that youa re trying to hide?? Hmmmm???

      • SteamChooChoo

        The only real hatred I see is coming from you “tolerant compassionate” left winged hypocrites, whose false arguments consist of nothing but bile and adjectives.

      • Thomas Mehaffey

        this coming from the supporter of cop killers, the supporter of mooslim kaboom murderers, the supporter of pedophiles and rapists in girls/women restrooms, the supporter of illegals, the supporter of rapist bill and his rape enabler wife, the supporter of antifa fascists aka domestic terrorists. I feel bad for mirror when you look into it. poor poor mirror

      • Jesusprotectus

        Now that is enough of your foul mouth. Satan be gone!

      • kimbi

        For lack of a better term…most of us are plain grossed out by libtarded behavior.
        I’m still trying to figure out why people feel the strong need to announce things. Like in people’s bios. WHY do people fee

      • Frank W Brown

        Tendencies to “TENDERIZE” any twerps like you that may be found around, LOSER!!!

  • Rev. Phillip Meacham

    I live in n.c. and the first man that I see follow my wife or granddaughters into the rest room will never be able to stand up to pee after I perform backwoods surgery on him . This is a moral issue and it appears that our representatives in raleigh have lost there sense of right from wrong

    • Ginny D’Antonio

      You won’t see a man entering the women’s rest room. A transgender woman is a woman who looks like any other woman. They are NOT pedophiles or rapists. They are individuals who want to live their lives without constant fear of being attacked.

      • Fed up!

        Your full of 💩.

        • phil

          Bet it’s packed tight

        • disqus_nBMMez9Ikj

          Typical ignorant liberal. It is you’re….not your.

      • Frank Williams

        But if a ‘man’ chooses to enter a women’s bathroom there is nothing to stop him from doing so. Do you really believe that some men won’t try to take advantage of this ruling? Seriously, my wife and daughter’s right to privacy and safety are more important to me than pleasing the NCAA!

        • phil

          Agree

        • Rev. Phillip Meacham

          YOU ARE100% RIGHT

          • mrchippps

            I guess the lord made a mistake.

          • tomthebaptist

            You guessed wrong sir or ma’am. The Lord makes no mistakes, and you will have the opportunity one day to tell Him face to face. May God have mercy on your soul.

        • Crazy Barry

          Before they were shamed and sued into agreeing with the LGBT deviants, every psychiatrist in the world was in full agreement that homosexuals and cross-dressers were mentally ill. They were right.

          • mrchippps

            The same people thought the world was flat.

        • HardingDies

          I will stand outside the bathroom and stop any man or suspected male from entering until my wife or daughter comes out. Then it’s up to the next father or son or boyfriend or husband.

          • The duck

            I hope you can recognize them. I’ve been to clubs where cross dressers act on stage and it is impossible to detect the difference between them and the real thing. Oh I never tried to date one either. I was there strictly out of curiosity.
            Actually there is not such thing as a transgender. They take hormone treatments regularly and if they stop they revert right back to their birth gender except they do not grow a new organ that was surgically removed. Beards and other body features return.
            Yeah I’d use my CC to take care of the problem if my wife screams if her privacy were violated.

          • HardingDies

            Yes, I can spot them, and am a CCW instructor and combat vet and martial arts practitioner so “he’s” in for a rude awakening.

          • keepyourpower

            What if you are not there?

          • HardingDies

            My daughter is a black belt and told to use her skills – my wife will just beat them to a pulp with the junk in her handbag. Then sit on them and call me to finish the job.

        • mrchippps

          Great, starve.

        • Louis R. Guin

          I agree.

        • Cat Person

          How many times have you known of anything to really happen as far as this stuff goes??? But if a person WANTS to do something kinky, NO law is going to stop them. The law is STUPID!!!

      • Jeff Z

        You freaks can call yourself anything you like…..but the rule still stands: you walk into a bathroom you dont belong in and we’ll fix it so IF you are able to use a public bathroom again….your biggest concern will be if your traction bed will fit through the door.

        Another libtard to block.

        • Danwrlca

          Come to Seattle and talk that way, a$$hole! Go eff yourself! A big man with big threats. Really, go eff yourself! You effing eff of an eff! And by the way, assault someone and it is a hate crime and you will be in prison for life, a$$hole. Talk about a backwoods hillbilly!

          • Gee another Seattle backwoods hillbilly freak talking big. It isn’t assault in the real world to protect your children from perverts. We don’t hate perverts , we just do not accept idiots who try to force their perversions upon society and liberal braindeads who support them..

          • phil

            You sir are a bad joke

          • nocbsfan

            Wow you are a really good lawyer ! And a judge ! And a jury.! Talk about a backwoods hillbilly.

          • Thomas Mehaffey

            time for your espresso and then a nap there hipster douche canoe

          • EnemyoftheState

            I don’t know what that means but I’m laughing so hard I think my intestines just ruptured!

          • Thomas Mehaffey

            🙂 nothing worse than a sjw douche canoe

          • EnemyoftheState

            I looked it up and used it already. That Dawn fellow seems a tad aggrieved with Jeff.

          • Thomas Mehaffey

            that’s what sjw warriors are like. all butthurt and angry, especially when no one agrees with them.

          • Watchman

            Are you going to hit someone with your shower cap?

          • Sueja

            Does your hate mongering community teach you that disgusting language?Who wants to go to Seattle and rust?.

          • mrchippps

            Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in America, so I guess the answer is everyone.

          • Jeff Z

            Just a retreat for irrelevant libtards…..hopefully there’s a Jim Jones type there to greet them.

          • Shecky

            Yeah I was up there in July because my son and his family moved up there in March. That lasted until the end of August…he couldn’t stand the weather or the people.

          • Robert Wayne

            It rains all of the time and your city is obviously made up of perverts, atheists and other assorted garbage. Nobody in their right mind would want to live there.

          • keepyourpower

            Because it is full of leftists and sickos.

          • Robert Mitchell

            Seattle was a good place to live that is until you let the shaky state move in on you

          • bob laford

            Yeah they are all moving up from California, sort of like fly’s on crap!

          • Ski

            Of libs and homeless!

          • Jeff Z

            Give me an address snowflake……and be there.

          • Shecky

            Says the little pussyhat wearing squirrel…

          • Joe Phillips

            Danwrica, you can’t even carry on an intelligent conversation much less try to make some one think you know anything about the laws on the books in Seattle .
            I’m sure that you can’t tell a hillbilly from law abiding Southern gentleman because it would take too much thinking for you to make the right decision. Enjoy your stay in the ladies restrooms until someone with common sense throws your perverted butt out or puts you in Seattle Memorial Hospital.

          • Ski

            Oh like the lib paid protestors in Seattle! Those folks who attack and destroy businesses. Attack people? Danny boy? Those people libbilly!

        • mrchippps

          So if someone is dressed like a woman and you suspect they are not, your going to go on your instinct and attack? Be ready for some lawsuits. You desk side warriors sound pretty tough, be careful some of these people are just as tough.

          • If you believe this is right in any way, you are as sick as they are!

          • Jeff Z

            Bring it on libbie….or are you going to send mommy to do it for you?

            LMAO….another commie blocked. Enjoy your freak show Caligula….its coming to an end real soon.

      • Smitty503

        Let’s be honest all they are is Queers ”
        a. Deviating from what is expected or normal; strange: “The light above his head made a queer reflection of himself in the glowing wineglass” (Carson McCullers).
        b. Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric: “His mother is very queer, with witchy hair and mismatched shoes” (Caroline Preston).
        c. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious: thought there was something queer about his explanation.”

      • Shecky

        Well, I tell ya. If a tranny uses the women’s restroom and anyone around me sees the man parts hanging ….they have a lot to worry about. Ending up in the hospital without their parts hanging would be their best outcome.

      • Buzz Waldron

        Homosexics and trans ARE pedophiles and rapists !!!

      • No, it is a pervert who does not have the capability to figure out whether IT is male or female. Transgender is another phony liberal word for stupidity and perversion. Like one of my friends stated, if I see a man going into the same bathroom as my daughter, his clothes will be out of fashion before he gets out of the hospital. A pervert can dress like a woman , true, but if I catch the thing it will never do it again.As far as the NCAA , they can go screw themselves. I watched good movies for my March madness and I will no longer support their political “correctness ” and the schools that go along with the perverted liberals .

      • phil

        here we go again….. a very small % of the population chooses a deviant lifestyle, and the majority needs to smile while this is jammed up our noses.
        We are getting very tired dealing with such issues.
        Wait til muslims take over, they are less tolerate than the average liberal, they are told by allah to kill these types.
        So a bathroom issue is pretty insignificant in comparison

      • nocbsfan

        If a transgender is a person who wants look like any other person, why be a transgender in the first place.? Then you would not have to worry about being attacked.

      • Thomas Mehaffey

        oh ok. why don’t you take your head our of the sand and read some articles about the pedos and molesters that have invaded target. you are a fool.

      • 2shinyshoes

        That sounds all sweet, but it opens the doors to pedophiles dressing in women’s clothing to target children. You don’t know anything about sexual perverts, do you. How do you think they end up in schools? Get educated!

      • davesop

        You live in a Utopian world, like most Liberals. You see the world the way you want it be NOT as it is.

      • Then they should have stayed in the closet! Transgender my ass!

      • Ray C Carter

        Then don’t flaunt it. Keep their mouthes shut, but they won’t do that, they want to rub everyones nose in it. Just like gays, if thats the way they want to live, fine, but I don’t need to hear about it.

      • Robert Mitchell

        yea as long as she has no pecker its some what ok

      • Ski

        Bs! It has happen already in our country! Only 3% of our country is transgender! So lib idiots think they can ram a life style down our throats! My daughters and granddaughters want to live their lives without fear of attack as well.

      • ncgal

        And all these sicko’s that want to harm kids and young adults won’t mind putting on a dress or whatever to get one of them for their sick obsession.I pray this doesn’t happen. I will definitely take my young grand children in a rest room that I will use to make sure that doesn’t happen.

      • Louis R. Guin

        I do not know of any of them being attacked, if it had happen it wood be all over the news.

    • Danwrlca

      Never been into a ladies room, but I did not know that they have urinals in them also??? I assume that in the ladies room, it is exclusively private stalls. Oh, and after you perform that “surgery”, you good Christian preacher-man, you will be doing many years in prison. And to tell you the truth, I would never be able to tell if a person was trans or not. Do you southerners go around trying to determine the gender of everyone you see? I’m from Seattle, a sanctuary city with a large gay population. Who cares?

      • Buzz Waldron

        Sanctuary cities full of mentally ill homosexics and illegals are going to get taken down…

      • phil

        Say goodbye to your federal monies!!!! Trump just cut you sanctuary cities from all federal assistance HAHAHA.
        Seattle was a great city, not anymore.

        • nocbsfan

          Awww pshaw!!!!

      • blue

        i care and you jerks from the NW are about to get what you deserve, huge loss of funds, and maybe time in jail for helping criminals avoid the law

    • junkman

      If I am picked to be on your jury trial: NOT GUILTY. I had a ped put back in prison after he was out for a whole week.

      • richjack4

        Yeah, yet castration is considered “cruel and unusual” punishment!

    • John

      Why not run for office? Honestly, I am thinking about it myself.

    • Louis R. Guin

      No they still protect women and kids. Girls and boys go to their rest room. They can not mix the way i see it.

    • richjack4

      I to live in North Carolina and every time my high school daughter needs to use the locker room for volleyball, my high school son, who is a football player, will question his sexual “identity” each time she needs to shower. His question will be answered upon her completion. So many loopholes to this and it’s totally ridiculous!

    • MisterEd13

      I agree, but it’s “their” sense.

  • dux nobis28

    Sickos 1 sane people 9 that’s what happens when you elect a demorat for governor !time to boycott the NC AA!

    • Smitty503

      I started my boycott of the NCAA & NFL last year over this issue, Paypal and e-bay as well.

      • Buzz Waldron

        We need a ” 300 Million Person March ” on this !!!

    • Mountain_Dew_518

      I agree 100%.

    • junkman

      The only way this rotten POS became gov was because of 90K dead people voting for it in Durham County. I call him Pooper, talks likes he has mouth full of crap; oh that’s right, he does.

  • dux nobis28

    The NCAA would rather some female child be harassed or molested by an adult Obama!

    • Mountain_Dew_518

      And you don’t see transgender women playing football with NCAA or other mens sports. I can picture now of a soon to be lawsuit coming for NC and any other state that will refuse to let a woman born a woman but claims to be a man apply to play NCAA football or other sports and be refused to play. Will this ever end?

  • 75matt

    Why do the transgenders think they can run everything to please them. It is dangerous for the rest of the public, for women and children, if perverted men wind up in women’s restrooms.

    • Smitty503

      Because they keep winning, give them an inch and they’ll want a mile.

    • Harold Fields

      If they’re truly transgender why not shut your mouth, stop whining, and go to the restroom of what you got operated on to look like. No one would know right? All I know is when they stand before God they’ll be what they were born. There won’t be any dress up or surgeries there.

    • WSmith

      Because they are intolerant.

  • jim whittaker

    NC.needs to boycott all ncaa games.

    • canda

      No. We need to ALL boycott the ncaa.

  • Fed up!

    NCAA has no bearing on the Student Athletes, nothing more than a money grabbing organization that needs to loose its tax exception status. There a liberal political organization. Boycott all NCAA sanction events. Hit them in the money belt.

  • jim whittaker

    All ncaa and corupt people that voted for this needs JESUS

  • Harold Fields

    I used to live in Fayetteville. Glad I dont live there now. Freaking sad that they cave to these degenerates and yes, that’s what they are.

  • Harold Fields

    National Felons League and the National Black Only Association are so crappy I stopped watching years ago. Their ticket prices are stupid high and their players can’t stay out of jail not to mention most can barely speak. I watch NASCAR where they still pray and talk about the Lord.

  • Shecky

    How about we put a fund together for a bounty on the extermination of the lbgt group? Freaks dictating is not a world I want….

  • Harold Fields

    Why not take sexuality out of schools completely? It has no place in education of children. Taxpayer funded public schools should not be allowed to have gay clubs or for that matter clubs catering to on race. What you do behind closed doors is on you. Keep it there where it belongs.

  • WSmith

    Well, the Gestapo blocked my 1st reply so I’ll try again. Fatorexia is a mental condition when someone who is fat see’s themselves as thin. Anorexic is when a thin person see’s themselves as fat. But somehow modern psychiatry has dubbed males who see themselves as women as ‘normal’?
    As a whole the psychiatric community needs to be institutionalized..

    • mrchippps

      Somehow people who hate see themselves as Christians.

      • spike

        Good, Lord – it is not a matter of hatred. It’s a matter of being able to go into a restroom and have some sense of privacy. Of being able to send young girls to the restroom and not feel you have to go with them to be sure they are safe. Why does the discomfort of someone who is confused about what their sexual gender they are mean we pass any law to make them comfortable, but if that makes most of the rest of the population UNcomfortable, THAT is hatred?

  • Comanche7WL

    That’s funny. I usually stand outside the Ladies room when my wife goes in. I hear her scream and someone will die. It shouldn’t take too many of these incidents to stop this nonsense.

    • nocbsfan

      Then, How long do you stand there ?

    • mrchippps

      Lets see you plan on killing someone because your wife is scared to see a man dressed like a woman in the ladies room. Your fear will likely lead you to jail or at least years of legal trouble and expense, I hope your hate is worth it.

  • Donovan Blaylock

    NC lets child molestor’s out of prison after 6 months, saying they are cured

  • spike

    99.9 % of the population need to be uncomfortable so the .1% (or whatever) are not – LEGALLY. That basically leaves many if not most women not comfortable to use restrooms in public at all. Why if you know what’s right, can you not do what’s right because it is right – Shame on the NCAA- but the whole university system in this country has forgotten what their charge is. They think they are supposed to shut down free speech, preach the liberal line, give kiddies “safe spaces” – not from rape, assault, theft, noooo, but safety from SEEING TRUMPS NAME ON CAMPUS or, horrors, from dealing with Trump as president!

  • Timothy Toroian

    It’s a practical issueUpset a vast majority for a minimal minority. Locker rooms NCAA??

  • KerryS

    Won’t watch one single basketball game in the tourney for a long time.

  • So it seems that blackmail by the NCAA is acceptable, if I had been North Carolina I would have called other states with the same problem and made a little pack to thwart the NCAA and lgbt+ out totally let’s see how they like that – after all the NCAA is total politics and contributions mostly from straight people

  • Nomad

    Screw these sports monopolies! And any other organization that tries to shove its rotgut down our throats. They contribute nothing but havens for social deviants and other criminals. They promote an agenda designed to drag American culture into the sewer!

  • Sueja

    Shame on NC . I hope this business from outside your state gives you kisses too ,because you sold your rights to govern your own state. To think the NCAA can dictate what you must vote for is so disturbing that I fear what their demands might be next
    “If yo give a mouse a cookie” —–

  • Estoban

    The alphabet people have the same rights as all Americans. No special rights for choosing a lifestyle or being mentally delusional.

  • 2shinyshoes

    Should have told the NCAA good luck finding another place to play. Since when does a bunch of low-educated sports players have any influence on the voters and safety of women. Oh, I forgot, the governor is a democrat.

  • needful

    another bunch of republicans that talked big and acted like mice,what a letdown,they should have told them to stick their games up their a**holes!!! what a bunch of spineless jellyfish!!

  • mrchippps

    I think perversion in your neck of the woods use to be a Black and White marriage. If that’s an example of a ” Christian nation” you can have it.

    • 1vanessasherry1

      You are ignorant.

    • tomthebaptist

      You liberals all use the same rhetoric. You always attempt to tie racism to perversion and twist the situation to suit your argument which you cannot justify.

  • davesop

    I am already NOT a sports fan and now even more so. Bribery, threats – the NCAA has it all.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    When money enters the equation; decency, principles, and morality may as well take a back seat.

  • Jmanjo

    I don’t think the NCAA or the NBA should be making the North Carolina state change their laws for their kissing up to the special interests of the LGBTQ crowd. They are the ones causing the issue demanding rights they don’t deserve.

  • mrchippps

    Trump said he didn’t like people who were captured remember. The NCAA will play where people are not so backwards and hateful which is their right and you can also go where people agree with you. Luckily most people don’t agree with you.

    • Liberals ( a misnomer because ” liberals ” are the most closed minded idiots in the country ) are always saying stupid crap like most people don’t agree or ” both sides do It ” whenever they talk about their crimes. I don’t know how Mc Cain got into the conversation but I am a Vietnam vet and I’m sick of McCain because he is a lousy republican and his war story is almost 60 yrs. ago Yes he suffered but that is past.. Luckily Millions agreed with me when we elected a real man for the Presidency and not a phony POS like Hillary or ozero for that matter. Get over it snowflake , the sun is out and Like the evil witch,, You’re MELTING !!!!!

  • John

    WEAK AS WATER

  • Jack

    The NCAA should lose its tax exempt status over this political activity.

    • ChuckW

      Then ask NC legislators to pass HB328 which would ask the IRS to investigate if the NCAA has violated their 501 3c charitable organization status politically.

  • bill14729 .

    HRC Belongs in Jail along with Obama

  • George Bernard Vieto

    Brian Bosworth was right. The NCAA stands for National Commies Against Athletes. Shame on the NCAA blackmailing the state to allow a hornet’s rest to brew.

  • 4Pip

    Those who were against this bill should not have sold out their principles. The first decision to go against was the right one,the gov’t has no business in the decisions on bathrooms.

  • Alan404

    How about North Carolina telling the NCAA to STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DOESN’T SHINE.

  • Knowledge Transfer

    Good idea!

  • keepyourpower

    This should have never happened in the first place. When Asheville made their ordinances…and men went in the women’s restroom, those men should have been arrested by the state police for lewd behavior. That is it. This law brought perverts to womens’ rest rooms and locker rooms, all over the country. Many women and children were assaulted by men who pretended to be transgender to go in the womens’ rooms. They would have never tried it, if there had not been talk of the bathroom law.

    It is supposed to be EQUAL protection, under the law. Equal rights under the law.

    There is not supposed to be “special people, with special laws’, putting them above all of the other people’s rights.

    My concern about all of this…was protecting the innocent children, and women, from assaults by “pretenders” or perverts, who enter the areas of concern, and lie, or pretend that they are transgender, to commit crimes.

  • luckystrike57

    Why does the NBA and the WNBA co-exist?, Why does the NCAA has men and women teams? These organizations need to look into their-self’s of bigotry and racism before jumping out of the box into politics.

  • disqus_nBMMez9Ikj

    This is going to bite the GOP in the rear end…and hopefully Ol’ Roy too. If we can get that doofus out of the governor office that would restore our reputation here in NC, and it might be the HRC to do it….but I assume he has some kind of long range plan that will reinstate the outrage before long.

    As far as the GOP, I will now have to vote demorat for the first time in my 30 years of being a voter. My NC Senator voted for this bill, and I will not vote for him and may actually donate to his opponent.

  • Laughing at you

    Done with the NCAA! Will never watch another game. Will watch some commercials to see who is supporting this nonsense and not buy their products either. If we can impact them as we did Target (80 billion loss) We can show the NCAA the power of the free market!

  • Dixon Ermouth

    More proof the NCAA is soulless and have sold their souls to the almighty dollar. The NCAA is about academics and fairness, about as much as Rosie O’Donnell is about Weight Watchers.

  • Peterjr

    RE:Manning and Jenner.Heard or read they’re sorry they changed their sexual orientation.Too bad.They made their bed —-

    • Brent

      Exactly. It’s a shame we cannot undo the last 8 years by re-winding the clock.

    • Brent

      It’s very sad. Those people have a true psychological problem, and rather than being encouraged to seek help, they are encouraged by sick people to further their delusions. Another case of evil people using others weaknesses to further an agenda to breakdown the fabric of our society. Useful idiot tools, nothing more.

      And the additional chaos of this situation gives pervert predators much more latitude to operate.

  • John M Blust

    One might call this “a late night deal,” but I call it a late night surrender by the governor. While technically “HB2” was repealed, the policy reasons for HB2 in the first place were left fully intact. I do not care about “HB2,” I am adamant about keeping men out of women’s bathrooms/showers and locker rooms. I do not care what one calls the bill or the law which keeps them out. It is bordering on ridiculous that some just want to rant and complain even when we achieve what we sought to achieve because it is not longer called what it once was called. We seem to have people who won’t even accept victory and who do not seem to understand we were set to lose on everything at the 4th Circuit on May 10. They think going over the cliff and losing is superior to winning.

    • Thela Ginjeet

      Doing the right thing is hard.

      But all Republicans proved is that they don’t have the fortitude to stand up for their convictions. The last year has been a charade. The left is waging a holy war of political jihad. They intend to flip NC blue and from there try to turn the rest of the south, and they have the passionate intensity, money, and organization to try to carry it out. Republicans have no clue that a black flag has been hoisted against them and everything they stand for.

      Now NC Republicans have shown the left that their constant protests and corporate extortion works. Why are Republicans even in the arena, just to give in when so much is at stake. If Republicans don’t have the integrity to stand up to the likes of the NCAA, the ACC, or the NBA because they can’t stomach the fight for what is noble and right…Then just go home. Get out. Stop the duplicity
      .
      The sad thing is NC was held in contempt for opposing the values of the left, now it’s held in contempt for both that and for abandoning its own values…now that it’s been shown they can be bought for a price.

      “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’” -Luke 14:28-30

  • Joseph Miller

    The hrc, ncaa can go join any other alphabet lbgqt group on a small and preferably volcanically active island

  • Robert Jones

    destroy the ncaa

  • Black Opal

    Satin? Homophobic and stupid; somehow, I’m not surprised at all. 😝

    • Ski

      R u describing urself?

    • 1vanessasherry1

      Oh you’re going to be surprised all right

      • Black Opal

        Not by any of you. 😊

  • Daniel Yingling

    This mental disorder affects 1 in 2500 but the pedophilia epidemic is wide spread and there will be men that take advantage of these progressive laws bent on destroying the fabric of our society.

  • Ski

    Brent 9 times more likely to committing suicide? That very much sounds like mental issues don’t u think?

  • richjack4

    Transgender’s represent .01% of the US population yet we somehow feel they are owed their every want and whim. The NCAA, the most hypocritical organization out there, is acting as if they are a legislative body. There are 30 other states for which this law is an exact replica. I expect them to prohibit those 30 states from hosting any championship activities. All involved in this are total hypocrites and sellouts!

  • Kenny Albert

    We still get to keep the NCAA and the perverts out of the state.

  • BornAgainSouthernPride

    How is this surprising? Politicians have no principles… they only see dollar signs. No news organization reported anything but “look at the money we are losing”. It isn’t about money. It’s because we don’t want potential perverts in bathrooms with children. The rest is just mind games.

  • ChuckW

    I’m with you that the law can allow same-sex civil unions (not marriages which denote male/female relations, but use unique names for male/male and female/female.) with attendant legal rights (not involving children who have a right to a mom and dad). In fact, I twice wrote letters to the Supreme Court justices prior to the 2015 (invalid) decision espousing that option. I will never recognize that decision by the Unsupreme 5 as valid.
    As one who twice spoke against the Charlotte ordinance which was the origin of this mess, and as one who has personally dealt with same-sex attraction but had God’s word as my guide from my earliest years, I have come to two conclusions:
    1. This is a spiritual battle (flesh vs. spirit). The HRC and their ilk have gained great political/financial clout and, playing the victim, also much public sympathy via media support. The evidence is clear – they realize that now the only thing that stands in their way is God’s word, and so they are trying to silence it. What they’re doing now, mainly through illegitimate non-discrimination laws adding sexual orientation, gender identity, etc., is to legalize sexual immorality. This is evil. True disciples of Jesus must follow His example. We must be willing sacrificial lambs, allowing our own soul to be the battleground. Evil can only be overcome by good. The first step is self-purification. Even if it is fatal, the evil will be absorbed and neutralized. Where would this country be today if Martin Luther King, Jr. had not been willing to sacrifice to follow God’s plan? His last night he told the dinner audience “I’m not concerned about that (his safety) now. I just want to do God’s will.” Do you?
    2. Legally, I propose enactment of a Liberty Preservation Act with the following distinctions: Unlike Liberty (a God-given, unalienable right), discrimination is NOT a Constitutional principle since it does not appear in the Constitution. In fact, Liberty is our right as individuals (persons and entities such as a florist) TO discriminate. Ergo, individual discrimination is a right. Government must protect “Liberty and justice for all”. To prohibit individual discrimination is anti-liberty, government partiality, unequal treatment. Government has authority to address ONLY societal discrimination (what Blacks experienced pre-1964 Civil Rights Law which rightfully gave Blacks Liberty that government had denied via segregation laws), because ONLY societal discrimination denies Liberty.

  • generalJed

    Cowards! You never see the liberals back down. Target is still keeping its’ LGBTQ bathrooms intact, even though it is losing 14% of its’ revenue to conservative boycotts (including mine). Get some guts legislators or go home! My dad’s whole family was from Salisbury, NC. They would be ashamed if they were alive today.

  • 1vanessasherry1

    Amen

  • Alan404

    Think someone might have crossed the palm of the NCAA with a significant amount of silver, possibly gold?? One wonders.