Target: Roy Cooper, North Carolina Governor
Goal: Do not settle for flawed “bathroom law” repeal that keeps certain prejudiced measures in place.
The process of repeal has begun for a controversial North Carolina law that violated transgender rights, but the compromise involved in the repeal still allows for injustice and discrimination. The law became known as the “bathroom law” because it prevents transgender people from using the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity in public places like schools and government buildings.
The repeal of the law does not do nearly enough. State legislators will still be able to enforce discriminatory rules on multi-occupancy bathrooms (over which they will remain in charge of policy without regulation), and local government, state colleges and universities are unable to pass their own measures to protect against prejudices based on sexual orientation and gender identity until December 2020. This is an unacceptable compromise that is only masquerading as a win for human rights. Sign below to demand that North Carolina’s “bathroom law” be repealed in full.
Dear Governor Cooper,
The repeal of North Carolina’s “bathroom law” leaves policies intact that are blatantly discriminatory and clearly violate transgender rights. Legislators can still enforce prejudiced measures when it comes to multi-occupancy restrooms, and the stipulation stating that local governments and schools cannot extend non-discrimination measures for gender identity and sexual orientation until the end of 2020 is a disgrace.
In order for the repeal of this law to mean something, it must protect transgender rights in full. It cannot continue to allow discrimination under the guise of protecting rights in certain places only. I urge you to protect human rights and repeal all prejudiced measures involved in this law, not just some.
[Your Name Here]
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