And so, now it can be officially stated: The same North Carolina electorate which said yes to racist, misogynist, treasonmeister Donald Trump, said said no to HB2-mongering transphobe Pat McCrory.
And those who can’t acknowledge what that juxtaposition actually means must be officially and forever shunned.
The only real positive to emerge from the election of November 8, 2016 came not in spite of trans rights being included alongside LGB right but because of it. Had the city of Charlotte buckled under to Pat McCrory and either not included trans rights along with LGB rights – or not enacted any civil rights ordinance at all – HB2 would not have happened and neither would the backlash to it, meaning that the slimy, Art Pope-owned Pat McCrory would have ridden Pepe the Frog to a second term as North Carolina’s governor where, even if there were no bits of anti-LGBT legislation for him to sign, he would have been able to continue to allow the destruction of the state’s water supply.
But the city of Charlotte didn’t listen to the Shannon Gilreaths of the world.
The city of Charlotte did what was right.
The city of Charlotte enacted a legitimately robust civil rights ordinance.
And, in response, La Cosa Nostra Carolina ramrodded through HB2 – which #OneTermPat (the prophecy of the hashtag now proven, of course) signed in hopes of being able to use as a bloody shirt for his re-election campaign.
At this point, one has to wonder if McCrory’s counterpart to Kellyanne Conway was a TERF who believes her own tweets.
We all now know that the reaction to HB2 demonstrated that the pro-trans sentiment embodied by United ENDA in 2007 was not a fluke. Not only did McCrory’s HB2 turn North Carolina into a laughing stock, it more concretely cost the state major sporting events, corporate investments and jobs.
And now it cost McCrory his job (well, his current one; I’m sure a new one awaits in the Trump Administration) in an election cycle in which Democrats, overall, seemed more eager to perpetuate the legacy of Michael Dukakis than that of Barack Obama.
The next Gay, Inc.-ers or apologists for Gay, Inc. who assert even imply that trans rights are the problem must be immediately fired from any and all paid positions of employment that said Gay, Inc.-ers or apologists for Gay, Inc. currently have. They must also be forever banned from all media forums.
The gay willingness to cave on trans rights has never been the solution.
It and the purveyors of ‘incremental progress’ have always been the problem.
#OneTermPat is the proof.
End of story.