Now (state senator Buck–ed.) Newton, who is running to be North Carolina’s attorney general, bellows about “how hard we must fight to keep our state straight.” He invokes the threat that those who oppose state-sanctioned discrimination against gays will “expose our wives and our sisters and our children to the sexual predators in the bathrooms.” He says that “the folks that wave the rainbow flags” need to get used to “the way things have always been in this state.” Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
I have been carrying one of these for years, proudly.
It is great. It entitles you to a sizable discount on your earnings everywhere you go (average 21 percent, but can be anywhere from 9 percent to 37 percent, depending on what study you’re reading and what edition of the Woman Card you have.) If you shop with the Woman Card at the grocery, you will get to pay 11 percent more for all the same products as men, but now they are pink.
But many of the companies objecting to the law had a hand in helping elect its sponsors and the governor who signed it.
In all, 24 companies publicly opposing HB 1523 either directly supported Bryant and state House sponsors via campaign donations, indirectly helped them by making donations to outside political spending groups that funneled money back into state elections, or both. In all, the anti-HB 1523 companies donated almost $14.6 million to help elect pro-HB 1523 politicians.
As you recall, Facing South found the same thing in North Carolina.
These businesses voted their pocketbooks with their pocketbooks and ended up sanctioning peep shows for pervy pols.