Daily Archives: April 4, 2016

North Carolina’s Backward Bills

Backward BillsNorth Carolina’s legislature and its Governor Pat McCrory rushed an anti-LGBT, particularly anti-trans, “bathroom bill” in order to protect citizens from the non-existent problem of bathroom fraud. The bill essentially prevents local municipalities from doing decent things like preventing discrimination and raising the minimum wage.

Mississippi soon followed with their own version of a “religious liberty” bill, similar to the kind Indiana was mocked for passing last year. These bills are probably an effort to turn out the base in November, much like 2004’s slate of anti-same-sex marriage ballot measures. It could work in the short term, but for some reason these states have lengthy records of ending up on the wrong side of history.

Read the comic at The New York Times.