Pete's Prep: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

NC's bathroom battle continues

It's baaaack!

Well, it never really went away.

The law that replaced HB2 is being challenged by the usual consortium of leftist groups. They argue that the replacement law (HB 142) limits their ability to enact anti-discrimination laws at the local level. The law bans local anti-discrimination ordinances until 2020.

A federal judge agreed.

But, at the same time, Judge Thomas Schroeder rejected another claim from the plaintiffs, that the law discriminates against transgender people.

But one reason the judge rejected their argument about  uncertainty over restroom access, the plaintiffs noted Monday, is  because he interprets the current law as allowing them to use restrooms  matching their gender identity. That's helpful to transgender people,  plaintiffs say, because even under the replacement law, many have feared  retribution if they use what others might perceive as the wrong  bathroom.

The judge wrote that "nothing" in the  provision of HB142 regarding bathroom access "can be construed to  prevent transgender individuals from using the restrooms that align with  their gender identity."

Just in time for the election season!

But, wait! There's more!

Kelsey Harkness: Why Didn’t Ford Know Republicans Offered to Interview Her in California?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh won't be teaching at Harvard Law School, after students demanded the school rescind his appointment.

The woman who says Kavanaugh ran a gang rape club in high school crashed & burned in her first TV interview last night.

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