Ted Cruz is hanging his presidential hat on the hysteria attached to bathroom bills, which now are the law in Mississippi and North Carolina, Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the effect the ridiculous laws have had on the two states, and on our national (mis)understanding of transgender issues.
The fact is that there is not now, nor has there ever been a problem to justify the enactment of bathroom laws. One unlikely source is Fox News reporter Chris Wallace, who quoted Politifact:“We haven’t found any instance of criminals convicted of using transgender protections as cover in the United States.”
Never! Wallace further sentenced himself and Shep Smith to the nerd table at the Fox News cafeteria by saying “This seems to be a solution in search of a problem.” The ‘problem’ has been proven to be nonexistent, but the states stand by their laws. See how people in Mississippi and North Carolina are impacted by bathroom laws. There is a moral and ethical price to pay…But the financial price has only begun to be felt, as it is exacted by businesses, movie makers and a plethora of entertainers. When your state is on the travel advisory list for the U.K. because of of intolerant bathroom regulations there is a problem.
An aside, these laws are hateful, discriminatory and impossible to enforce – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying. Here a lesbian woman is forcibly removed from a bathroom in North Carolina by police. I can only presume that she forgot her birth certificate that day.