I think Buchanan says this, (or the Right says this and Buchanan is following suit), because it is the Justice Department that is interpreting the North Carolina law as a violation of the 1965 Civil Rights law. Buchanan is saying that a Republican Administration would not have an Attorney General who would consider the North Carolina a violation of the 1965 Civil Rights law and therefore would not go after North Carolina.
This process is something the Republicans have had success in the past, they call it "wedge issues". Find something minor like this, (what percentage of the population is transgender? Very small), and build it up so that people get angry and want to vote in the Republican to get rid of the situation.
How did this even become an issue?
Quote:How did this even become an issue?
The Right likes to define itself as the defender of traditional American values. Rightly or wrongly, homosexuality was considered scandalous and totally unacceptable behavior until fairly recently-only in the last 25 years or so has it made strides as being acceptable. Transgender is related to homosexuality, so the Right is against rights for them too. To conservatives, it all seems like the government is trying to get them to accept something which traditionally was never accepted, and which has Biblical principles against it as well.
That's why they're making a big deal about it.
NC Governor McCrory has a history of bigotry towards the LGBT community going all the way back to his first forays into politics. McCrory was the mayor of Charlotte for a number of years. When the current mayor was running, she ran with a promise to support LGBT rights, specifically the bathroom bill. McCrory told her it wasn't going to happen. She spent a year with the city council getting the bill the way she wanted and when the city council passed it McCrory pounced, calling a special one day session of the legislature and passing a bill without even allowing legislators to read it. The backlash was immediate so McCrory came up with three lines of defense. First, it was a bunch of liberals in the Charlotte government who pushed through something over the wishes of the good people of Charlotte. Of course the mayor ran on the position and was elected as was the city council and it was a year in the making, so that didn't hold water. Next, he claimed it was a political stunt by he Charlotte mayor and the Attorney General (who refused to defend it in court and is runnin
g for governor) to hurt his reelection chances, but again, this was a year in the making and he was looking pretty stupid, plus the convention cancellations and job losses were adding up. Now he's calling it government overreach and mentioning the President a lot. This seems to be where the right wing has settled because it has gotten pretty consistent on talk radio.
romans accepted it, greeks, egypcian, Hindu....
traditionally women should be kept locked at home and some of those biblical principles are: not eating any creature that creeps the earth, not eating pork, not living with a menstruating woman, not wearing anything made with mixed fibers....
so... you are telling me they are still again´t it based on traditions and biblical principles? can´t believe it
Its the christian way.