An event called the “NC Shit in” aimed to bring attention to a new law passed in the Tar Heel state that activists believe will harm transgender citizens.
“Seeing as our Governor seems so concerned with our bathroom habits we’ve decided to bring him a little gift,” read a post on the event’s Facebook page. “I’ve secured a Port O John to be delivered tomorrow to Raleigh and would love have as many people join us as possible as we attempt to give Governor Pat McCrory this important symbol of the work he’s done for NC.”
Last week, North Carolina’s government hastely passed a bill which outlawed localities from protecting LGBTQ citizens in the workplace and employment. The bill also forces trans people to use the restroom aligned with their birth gender, not their gender identity as medical professionals recommend.
The stunt happened last Friday with a full-size portable toilet delivered to the state Capitol in Raleigh.
Activists got as far as the street, but were denied the ability to place the toilet after being told they didn’t have a permit for the protest.
Local News outfit WNCN covered the event and said protesters told police they didn’t have time for a permit because the bill was passed too quickly. A compromise was reached, however, with the protest being allowed to continue, but the porta-potty was forced to stay on the truck.
Last week the Associated Press projected North Carolina could lose almost $4 billion over the next dozen years because of their anti-transgender bathroom law and it seems that might have been the final push for lawmakers to finally do something. But the “something” they’ve done, HB142 which Gov. Roy Cooper signed Friday, isn’t enough for equality advocates across [...]