As wrong as I wish I had been, I predicted on July 25th that Donald Trump would win the U.S. election and become our 45th president. Now, here we are. It’s been 7 days and we’re witnessing the beginnings of what the next 4 years have in store for us. We’ve seen news of climate change denier becoming head of the EPA & the man who’s claimed his website is the hub of the “alt-right” movement become the President-Elect’s chief strategist.
Hi friends. It’s been a little while, hasn’t it. Yes, I haven’t been posting here as often as I’d ideally like. However, it’s been said that half of writing is living life. I’ve been doing just that, and here we are to talk about it.
I knew this day would come, but I didn’t plan on how happy it would make me.
News broke today that the US Department of Justice has contacted North Carolina governor Pat McCrory, to inform him that the much-publicized House Bill 2 (better known as HB2) is in violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act.
According to the letter sent to Gov. McCrory, HB2 is specifically in violation Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which “prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sex and from otherwise resisting the full enjoyment of Title VII rights“. Furthermore, their statement today said:
Federal courts and administrative agencies have applied Title VII to discrimination against transgender individuals based on sex, including gender identity.
Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment. Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from the gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII…
Rather than copy-paste the whole article, I encourage you to read the full story on the North Carolina Observer website. Then, imagine me reacting in a fashion similar to this…
Today has given me a lot of hope.