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[–] edistojim 4 points 16 points (+20|-4) ago 

Why is this now becoming an issue? Transgender people have been using the bathroom of their choice for years and its never been an issue till now. Why is that? And who made it an issue? Is it just another bullshit problem cooked up to take our eyes off the real problems of this nation? Illegal wars, fake racism fueled by a pretend President that wants citizens to look everywhere but at him and his actions, is it fueled by a do nothing Congress that can do nothing but fuck over the American public ? Now Civil Rights has been turned into a circus about which toilet to use. Joblessness, homelessness, the mortgage crisis, bailouts and the failure of America financially and morally is what we need to look at closely, not what bathroom someone uses. Guess what……….although America has its share of perverts and degenerates most are not slinking around in the ladies room looking to rape and molest your 3 year old. They walk among us just like the trannys.

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[–] FishBoneFredd 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Thank you and well said.

Most of those I've talked to around me hold the same sentiment (ie - reasonable people).

I think it's amazing that a couple of states can push through legislation so quickly on a hot button topic. The federal government issues a lawsuit right on its heels, but we can't, as a nation, tackle the banks ass-raping the poor and middle class, or timely investigate a national security leak from our past secretary of state, or balance our nation's budget, or handle illegal immigrants in a humane way, or the dozens of other real issues.

So far I've learned it doesn't matter how you vote. Maybe I'll sit on my hands, not pay my taxes, and let the government shutdown to get my way.

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[–] edistojim 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I echo your thoughts. The banks in this country make 30 billion a year in overdraft fees by simply not accrediting deposits to your account in a timely manner, it will never be addressed in our lifetimes, but, a tranny bathroom issue is front page immediate lawsuit to be battled by hundreds of lawyers on the public dole…….at a cost of tens of millions, and we'll pay for it.

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[–] rspix000 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

This is a residual religious battle since the anti-gay shit got swatted by the SCOTUS:

These bathroom bills may be a form of backlash to the Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage last summer, and to the growing visibility of transgender people in the media, says Cathryn Oakley, senior legislative counsel for Human Rights Campaign. Yet the speed at which they've emerged across the country, often with similar or identical language, raises the possibility that these bills are part of a coordinated effort. "It would be surprising if legislators across the country all had the same idea at the same time," Oakley says.

Many conservative groups have promoted these bills: As my colleague Hannah Levintova reported, three of Ted Cruz's advisers threw their support behind the bathroom bill in North Carolina, as did the Family Research Council. Another group, the Family Action Council of Tennessee, rallied behind a bathroom bill in its state, along with the executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. But one conservative powerhouse appears to be particularly influential when it comes to putting bathroom bills on the agenda: a massive, deep-pocketed network of lawyers called Alliance Defending Freedom.

ADF, which is based in Arizona, has offices around the world, with more than 3,000 allied attorneys and $44 million in case funding that it uses to fight for its core issues, which include religious freedom, "sanctity of life," and marriage and family. (On filings to the IRS, it says its mission is to "defend the right to hear and speak the truth.") The group's president, CEO, and chief counsel is Alan Sears, a former Justice Department official under President Ronald Reagan who wrote The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today.

The Alliance Defending Freedom claims to have been involved in 47 legal victories at the Supreme Court, including Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, in which the justices found that the Boy Scouts had a right to bar gay people from serving as troop leaders. (The Scouts lifted the ban last year.) ADF also offered legal assistance to the group that put Proposition 8—a ban on gay marriage—on a California ballot in 2008. Its lawyers have promoted anti-sodomy laws in the United States and abroad, describing gay sex as "a distinct public health problem," and they've defended the right of business owners to decline services to gay couples.

The fundies in the state legislatures often just copy the ADF's "model" language.

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[–] edistojim 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I have a somewhat different opinion on this as evidenced by the above. Its not religious in my eyes, I think few people care if the gays get married, maybe many of the bible thumpers, but generally most don't care. I do think most are tired of having it shoved down our throats, I know I am. Same goes for the tranny bathroom bill, I couldn't care less where they do their business mainly because they are doing it already. Common sense it becoming quite uncommon as referenced by the fools that want girls to join the boy scouts, boys to join the girl scouts and any other batshit crazy things they rally for. Bathrooms are no different. Just my perspective, put some real effort into changing this country for the better for everyone, not just a select few.

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[–] Tea_I_Am 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

All this energy focused on NC's actions that affect maybe a few dozen people at most. The energy should have been directed at the voter suppression by NC and other places. Thousands of people are losing their voice.

The response? Crickets.

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[–] rspix000 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

SCOTUS gutted the Fed authority under the voting rights act 2 years ago.

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

SCOTUS just invalidated the list of states automatically affected. Congress still has the power to create a new list, but it hasn't gotten around to doing so.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What voter suppression? Name a few.

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[–] Tea_I_Am 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

NC kicked off 200,000 voters, made it impossible to get ID in many cases. AZ admitted fraud. FL makes lines in minority areas and has plenty of machines in others. The Diebold machines are a fraud, see Ohio. I could go on.

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[–] AlphaWookie 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

The day of the rope is coming.

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[–] Pawn 5 points 3 points (+8|-5) ago 

please don't hang yourself. If you feel you need help please call the suicide hotline.

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[–] theoldguy 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Found Clippy!

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

How the FUCK is this within the job duties of the President of the US?

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[–] KosherHiveKicker 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I can't wait to watch these fucks get booted from D.C. once Trump takes office.

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[–] Joker68 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

7 months to go and that ridiculous asshole and his cronies can GTFO of the Whitehouse. President Trump is going to have a blast nullifying 90% of dear leaders precious legacy.

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[–] Joker68 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Lucky thing we have retarded issues like this to talk about or we might talk about what an epic failure our spineless anti American weasel of a President has been .

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[–] BannedFromVoat_wtf 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

That fugly nigger on the pic.

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