Men, women bathroom. Credit: Tony Gonzalez via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) black and white added.

Men, women bathroom. Credit: Tony Gonzalez via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) black and white added.

Last month, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, overturning Charlotte City Council’s ordinance which would have allowed people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, not their biological sex.

The new law has received blowback from businesses including Starbucks and Bank of America, to musicians such as Bruce Springsteen who cancelled his concert in Greensboro, saying he wanted to fight  “prejudice and bigotry” against transgender people.

Others have praised the law saying that it is not discriminatory, but would simply continue to protect the privacy of women and children using public locker rooms and bathrooms from male sexual predators looking to exploit access into restrooms based on gender identity rather than biological sex.

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“The law simply looks at biology as stated on a person’s birth certificate and is blind to any other characteristic,” Kellie Fiedorek, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom said. “This is the only sensible and enforceable policy that has worked for hundreds of years. And the law also offers accommodations for those with special circumstances.”

The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the new law, saying it discriminates against the LGBT community. According to a poll, 69 percent of North Carolina residents supported the bill.

So, we want to know: do you agree with North Carolina’s law requiring people to use bathrooms and other public facilities associated with their biological sex?

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