Thursday, April 28, 2016

North Carolina State Senator Tells Anti-LGBT Rally-Goers: 'Keep Our State Straight!'

State Senator and loathsome homophobe Buck Newton

On Monday North Carolina State Senator and Republican nominee for attorney general Buck Newton spoke at a rally for supporters of the states new law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Apparently while speaking Newton forgot about the new fangled contraptions that capture images and sound and spoke aloud that which ought not be said.

You see the new law North Carolina passed is not supposed to be about gay people at all. It is instead, according to the state legislators who passed the bill, only supposed to address the "safety of the children". 

Unfortunately (for him) Newton let the cat out of the bag.

Sate Sen. Buck Newton making some choice statements about his states toilet legislation
In a video posted by Progress North Carolina Action Newton is heard saying at the rally...

Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this is all about and how hard we must fight to keep our state straight!

After the video had made the rounds and had been picked up by the local media they proceeded to press Newton for an answer as to what exactly he meant by his homophobic statements. 

Newton, of course, disputed the charge that he was or his statements were homophobic and in an interview with The News and Observer said “keep our state straight” actually meant “keep men out of the ladies’ room.” He justified his declaration of innocence by stating...

I never mentioned anything about homosexuality,

And there you have it! Case dismissed.

On a final note let's just state for the record that sexual assault anywhere, let alone in restrooms, is now and has always been illegal with or without North Carolina's new "gender identity" protections. In addition states with such protections have not seen a rise in such crimes yet transgender people will be far more likely to be harassed and attacked in in states that have enacted these laws.

*On the same day of Newton's statements a group of state lawmakers introduced a bill to repeal the measure.

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