Ah, HB2, the 'Bathroom Bill' again. My friends from more enlightened areas have wondered what the big deal is.
HB2 was rushed through in a matter of hours and, by the way, it's not just about the bathrooms; it removes workplace protections against discrimination, limits a dismissed employee's right to sue, and adds more items from the Right's wish list.
It has also aroused the ire of a growing number of corporations and individuals who value equality. One after another has announced they are boycotting North Carolina in response to the bill. Now Governor McCrory has issued a largely meaningless Executive Order, supposedly to clear up 'confusion' and in a feeble attempt to walk back the damage already done.
What tickles me though is that at first the governor shrugged off the boycotts announced by Paypal, Deutschebank, and Bruce Springsteen among many others -- conventions cancelled, companies ceasing to consider NC for expansion. Oh no, the governor emphasized that the safety of women and children in public bathrooms was far more important than pandering to the corporate bullies.
But then, oh then, a popular on-line porn site joined the boycott and announced that they would be blocking access to their site for all NC viewers (of which, they mentioned, there were many.)
Boom! Things just got real. Executive Order coming your way.
Coincidence? You be the judge.