Thousands of people spent Memorial Day in Yosemite. The national park has taken to improve safety after last summer's deadly hantavirus outbreak.
CanThinkForMyself: From the article: "Lawyers for Republican Governor Pat McCrory and other Republican lawmakers who support the measure said it offered common-sense protection of state residents' privacy and safety, even though it included no specific language for enforcement." ____________ That's an assertion that stretches real logic. The only reason that this has even become a blip on the radar of public policy is because the religious right, Gov. Pat McCrory, and Liberty Counsel religious-litigation-issues ambulance chasing leader Matt Staver have turned it into one. The actual trans people have been going to the bathrooms to (Surprise!) use the bathroom; the actual trans people aren't bothering anybody. The people deceptively hiding behind and using this issue as an excuse are (Surprise!) just doing what they do best: looking for any excuse to do something they're going to try to do anyway. There are laws against rape, child molestation, etc., and the people determined to do those things aren't "obeying the laws" that are already there in existence. Are they magically going to obey another law, a new law, if they're already disobeying the ones already in place? Find somebody molesting children? Arrest 'em and lock 'em up. Find somebody raping women? Arrest 'em and lock 'em up. Nobody is arguing against that. But don't use fake logic as a smokescreen for a religious answer to an invented problem. This wouldn't even be an issue if the religious right hadn't turned it into a hallelujah solution in search of a manufactured problem of their own distorted creation.