For John, BLUF: Why did North Carolina stir this up? Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Mr Ed Driscoll, at the InstaPundit blog this morning:
TOLERANCE TURNED ON ITS HEAD: “Then the execrable Michael Moore said he would ask his film distributor not to burden North Carolina with his latest celluloid incoherence. ‘I have asked my distributor not to book my film in any theater in North Carolina due 2 their bigoted law against LGBTQ ppl — they have agreed,’ the C-list left picador tweeted. Who knew it would be so easy? Had the good burghers of North Carolina known they could avoid noise against the inoffensive night at a Greensboro concert site, and be free of some of the worst movies in the history of the world statewide, they would have made traditional bathroom etiquette a matter of law long ago.”Here is the thing about this. It makes a mockery of some traditional Progressive shibboleths. Frankly, I don't much care about the bathroom issue. In the Ladies Room, so I am told, it is all stalls. So, who is seeing anything? Yes, little girls allowed to go there themselves, like they were big girls, risk someone hiding inside with bad intentions. But, doesn't that exist today?
Now, going to the Mens Room, of which I have some experience. It is my supposition that women can't use urinals, so they would use a stall, which means their business is done in private. So, unless you read the InstaPundit and weekly read about school teachers molesting little boys, you can feel your little ones are fairly safe in the Mens Room, at least from women or women transitioning to men.
Let us take the Transgender Jenner. If he dresses like a man and has a man's haircut, who would not agree him going into a Mens Room? On the other hand, if Mx Jenner goes all Kaitlan on us and dresses like a woman and has hair done like a woman, who would care that she goes into the Ladies Room?
This issue seem like a lot of nothing, unless there is some hidden agenda and a desire to stir controversy.
On the other hand, common shower facilities are another matter. I can remember reading, a few years back, about girls not wanting to use common showers and wearing a shift in the shower. People (some people) like their privacy. Why deny them? But, the answer would be either transgender showers or shower like you are currently plumbed. Am I wrong here?
But, there is the question of boycotts. Gay couples feel free to boycott cake shops that shun them for their orientation and celebration thereof. They also like to then shame such small shops. But, now we have firms, as persons, shunning North Carolina over moral issues. It must be a moral issue, since in terms of straight revenues they should be going to North Carolina. And natural people, like Mr Michael Moore♠ are shunning North Carolina.
So the "peace and can't we all get along" crowd can't.
And they like corporations, weighing in, as "People.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ We won't be having any comments about Mr Moore not being a natural person. He is twice the person you are, or most of you are.