Compare this to the North Carolina law. Unlike the Obama administration, the law took a balanced approach in its guidance to schools state officials, giving them flexibility in dealing with students who identify as the opposite sex by allowing the use of “single occupancy bathroom or changing facilities or controlled use of faculty facilities upon a request…”
And unlike the Charlotte ordinance, the North Carolina measure left the bathroom policies of businesses up to each owner, including the policies of state contractors. Charlotte and other localities were likewise permitted to make their own internal policies, as the law did not interfere with “a local government regulating, compensating or controlling its own employees,”
But North Carolina’s attempt to balance the right to privacy with the politics of the gender identity battle is perhaps no better outlined than the fact that the bathroom law explicitly states that anyone who has so-called “gender reassignment” surgery and changes their gender on their birth certificate can use the restroom of their choice.
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