A draft bill NC bill obtained by WBTV would create mandatory transgender HB2 SRS ID cards identifying those who have undergone sexual reassignment surgery and those who had not.
The draft bill would also increase punishment for those using the restroom who upon demand did not present said card or were in violation.
The bill would also set’s up a ‘non-discrimination commission’ to ensure persecution of non-op trans people apprehended using the restroom that aligns with their gender.
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) June 28, 2016
WBTV reports that the draft legislation is the result of months of conversations between leadership in the state legislature, including the Speaker’s office, and officials from the NBA, On Your Side Investigates has learned.
Charlotte is set to host the 2017 NBA All Star Game, an event whose future has been uncertain since the passage of HB2 this spring.
A person with knowledge of the league’s plans, who asked not to be identified to discuss details of the ongoing discussion surround the 2017 All Star Game’s future in Charlotte, said passage of the proposed legislation would be a big step in helping the league to make the decision to keep the game in Charlotte.
The discussion has also included executives with the Charlotte Hornets, leaders from the City of Charlotte and other legislative leaders, the person said.
“What the league is looking for is for anyone to be able to use, at any All Star venue, the bathroom associated with their gender identity,” the person said, adding that that goal extends to all venues used by NBA teams.
A spokesman for Moore declined to address the draft legislation obtained by WBTV and did not address the extent of his office’s discussions with the NBA.
The legislature adjourned without repealing the anti-trans portion of HB2 (barring another ’emergency sessions enacting the Nazi draft) but there is something you can do in the meantime.
NC Musicians against HB2 have taken it on the road with concerts and they need our support. They’ve raised $7,000 towards a 10G goal to keep this conversation and music going. You can help take it to McCrory and all of his skeeming minions by contributing to the musicians go fund me campaign. All proceeds from the concerts go to directly to fight HB2.
One group from the amazing playlist for the July 31’s performance at The Brooklyn Arts Center
Wilmington, NC concert
— planetransgender (@planetrans) July 1, 2016