The Huffington Post
May 19, 2016
by Cody Lyon
A late night New York City dinner conversation with a friend turned to the firestorm surrounding North Carolina and HB2, otherwise known in the halls of the ridiculous and intolerant as the ‘bathroom bill.’
“Don’t Republicans support state’s rights and less government interference?” asked my friend, who like me, is originally from the Birmingham, Ala. area.
On March 23, 2016 the North Carolina GOP-led state legislature passed HB2, just one month after the city of Charlotte enacted an ordinance that provided protections for members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination.Why would Republican state leaders who claim to cherish local control snuff out local city or county government decisions?