Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Charlotte, NC, Passed LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance // Man Dressed Up as "Gender Royal" King and Screamed at City Council Members

The City Council of Charlotte, NC, held a public hearing last night on whether or not to update its nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

I watch the live-stream of this meeting for a while. I was immediately treated to minute-long diatribes informing me that people would be able to believe that they are cats if this passed. Also, the public weren't saying that trans women rapes kids. They just repeatedly asserted that rapists will put on wigs so that they can rape your kids. And you won't be able to do anything about it because it will be a hate crime.

Which is ridiculous. By that token, a man currently can rape another man in a public restroom or a woman can assault another woman or a child and there's nothing the police can do about it because they're in the public restroom associated with their birth gender!

Anyway, I listened to this crazy show for a half-hour or so before deciding that I really don't need to listen to the crap from these haters. Which is unfortunately, because I ended up missing this public spectacle:
Members of the High Council! My loyal subjects! I am King John the Merciful! I have heard the arguments of the LBGT community -- how they've been oppressed and discriminated against because of their orientation. How liberating! Because all of my childhood I have felt the urge to boss people around. I have always known that I was born to be a king over the whole world, but I kept it a secret until today. Today, thanks to this movement I am coming out of my kingly closet and I am taking my rightful place as your Sovereign Ruler! Today, I identify as Gender Royal. All of my life I have been offended because people don't bow to me and call my Your Highness. Everyone is king-phobic! And so, since my sovereign rule is law, I decree that anyone who does not bow and call me Your Highness shall be fined under a hate speech law. 

I hope my satire illustrates how breathtakingly ridiculous these LGBT arguments are and what a slippery slope they are! And how corrupt and illegitimate this Council is...
Speakers were only allowed one minute to speak, so His Highness was verbally redirected from the podium so that the next person could speak. But His Highness wasn't finished yet:
You talk about decorum, but you've made a mockery of your office, Mayor! It's a mockery! I decree all of you... {unintelligible} Bring in a new City Council! 
His Highness screamed some other statements before he was threatened with being removed from the Council chamber.

People like His Highness ended up demonstrating the need for this kind of nondiscrimination ordinance. The revised ordinance passed by a margin of 7-4.

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