So I sat here a couple of minutes trying to come up with the correct phrase to respond to this. Several like, “DUH” or “No $#!+, Sherlock” came to mind, but I try to keep the bar a little higher here.
Mainly I want to say, these people shunning you probably understand that you and your wife are not bad people, but you pushed a “bad law” through the process underhandedly and all in one day.
Then when everyone in the world tried to educate you that it was a “bad law” passed inappropriately you”doubled down,” instead of listening to those who probably had yours, your wife’s and the state of North Carolina’s best interests at heart.
This law (HB2) should have been repealed immediately and then open discussion with everyone, in the state and out, would have hammered out something that made sense. I don’t know if it was ego or plain ignorance of the world around you but, you clearly were not interested in learning about what is really going on.
Trans is a thing! We have been around forever. There is no history that doesn’t recognize it. Legislating discrimination toward any segment of the population is wrong, especially one so small and vulnerable. Add to that the absolute ludicrousness of the Hate Speech and Fear Mongering that you and yours stooped to in order to justify the “bad law”and now your minority is more guilty of abuse than the hypothetical fears you were spouting.
It’s especially disheartening that there was discussion about repealing the law, if Charlotte would repeal theirs. So in reality, it really was not about the safety of the women and girls in the bathroom, it was about putting Charlotte in it’s place. The fear must just go away when Charlotte repeals their law and everything goes back to how it was. How it was, was trans men and women quietly using the restroom that they identify with in North Carolina and zero incidents occurring, ever.
I hope that sneaking this “bad law” through was worth losing your election and submitting your family to this humiliation.