Okay, I've got to wonder about this.
Bruce Springsteen has cancelled a show in North Carolina over their new bathroom law.
Ringo Starr has cancelled a show in North Carolina over the new bathroom law.
I understand a host of other folks are cancelling shows over the bathroom law. Google it yourself.
Call me simple, call me stupid, but I don't think it's much of a stretch to know which bathroom you're supposed to use. If you have a penis, for example, use the men's room. It's really pretty simple. We've been using this procedure for lots of years and it's fine. Really it is. Many places have unisex facilites, normally what we used to call a one-holer. A small room with a single toilet and wash basin. That works great too. Go in, lock the door, they all work the same way.
The LGBT crowd is all up in outrage because they feel that the law discriminates, but I fail to see the discrimination. I can't use the ladies room, because I'm not a female. It's that penis thing again. The law applies equally.
I understand that Mississippi is also working on a law, that if passed, will take the state "back to the stone age". Not my words, their words. Bryan Adams has cancelled a show at one of the Tunica casinos and I'm sure that both of his fans are disappointed. The casino involved will probably not suffer a loss on the show, because now they don't have to comp any tickets. The slot machines will not be affected.
For the record, I am not anti-LGBT. Quite the contrary. I'm also not easily outraged. These laws seem to be balanced on the face, not discriminatory, and actually fairly reasonable. If you have a penis, use the men's room.
Am I missing something here?