Arguments Against Hb2

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On March 23, 2016, the controversy bathroom ban was signed into order by our former Governor Pat McCrory. The conflict first arose in Charlotte, the state’s financial center. In March the city council passed an ordinance that transgender people may use the bathroom, according to the gender with which they identify. It has cost the state millions in lawyer fees and in entertainment revenue loss. This paper will enlighten you on the following issues surrounding HB2 such as, what is HB2, major companies against HB2, the loss/cost of HB2, government transparency, the words behind the wall of HB2, and Governor Roy Cooper. HB2 is The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, officially called An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy…show more content…
The impact is now more than $395 million and climbing, a figure that rises with each business that takes a public stance against the law. The state lost out on an estimated $91 million in revenue when the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference announced they were moving 15 college championship events from the state. Other losses include the ACC football title match, which Charlotte 's Bank of America Stadium has hosted every year since 2010, and the NBA 's 2017 All-Star Game moving from Charlotte to New Orleans. The CIAA 's departure will be devastating. Its men 's and women 's basketball tournaments, held annually in Charlotte, generated more than $55 million for the city in 2015. North Carolina lost additional revenue when PayPal, Deutsche Bank, and other companies canceled expansions in the state, costing the state more than 1,000 jobs. Bank America CEO Brian Moynihan, who leads the largest company based in North Carolina said he 's spoken privately to business leaders who went elsewhere with projects or events because of the controversy, and he fears more decisions like that are being made quietly. Government transparency is a right to its citizens and an obligation that it is owed to us by this state. Openness, accountability, and honesty define how government transparency should be in a free society. It is the heart of what citizens hold their public…show more content…
This law is regulating workplace discrimination, use of public accommodations, minimum wage standards and the right to sue. The law known as HB2 makes it illegal for cities to expand upon state laws, as more than a dozen cities had done, including Charlotte, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham. Transgender people who have not taken surgical and legal steps to change the gender noted on their birth certificates have no legal right under state law to use public restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Cities and counties no longer can establish a different standard. The law changes the way people pursue claims of discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, biological sex or handicap in state courts. While the legislature amended HB2 to restore the rights of residents to sue on these grounds in state courts, it shortened the window for filing complaints from three years to one. The law also means a city or county cannot set a minimum wage standard for private employers. Under HB2, North Carolina now requires students to use public school restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender on their birth certificates. North Carolina is an “at will” employment state and offers limited protection for all workers. State law has never included protections for workers who are LGBT. The language in HB2 makes it more clear that the state does not intend to create a new class of protections based on sexual orientation or identity, and also will not
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