Recently, the North Carolina House passed a bill (HB2) that blocks any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity.
This would mean, any transgender person would be required to use the restroom of their gender assigned at birth, even if they outwardly align with the opposite gender. Male to female transgendered people who outwardly appear and align with the female gender, would be required to utilize the men's restroom. And vice versa.
The bill directs all public schools, government agencies and public college campuses to require bathrooms or locker rooms be designated for use only by people based on their birth gendee. Transgender people who have transitioned to the opposite gender wouldn't be affected if they get their birth certificate changed.
This isn't a restroom issue, this is a human rights issue.
The NC Senate needs to understand that this issue is not going to go away, and that the right thing to do is to allow anyone who identifies as a different gender than their birth gender, to utilize the restroom of their gender identity.