By Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post.
“We find that the recent legislation approved in North Carolina and signed into law, which bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificate, is discriminatory,” argued PCUSA’s Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons in a statement Tuesday, calling on North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.
“The North Carolina law also prevents cities and counties from establishing ordinances extending protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity to restaurants, hotels, and stores.”
Parsons also stated that the law “is discriminatory both to the LGBT community and everyday employees in North Carolina.”
“It is our hope that the legislature and the governor of North Carolina will listen to the citizens of their state, do factually based analysis, and repeal this discriminatory law,” continued Parsons.
Earlier this month North Carolina’s legislature passed House Bill 2, also known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.
Supported overwhelmingly by both houses of the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory, the bill struck down a Charlotte city ordinance that among other things allowed for people to use the public restroom of their choice.
The Act has garnered much controversy, with many claiming the law to be discriminatory against transgender individuals.