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Daily Show takes swipe at HB2

Posted September 30

This is a still image from a The Daily Show piece on HB2 that aired Sept. 29, 2016.

— Neither side of the debate over House Bill 2 has thought the bill is a laughing matter, but that didn't stop Comedy Central's The Daily Show from making fun.

Daily Show correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper created a fake barbecue company and then set out to deny people service "by telling them they're gay." Many of the people featured in the five-minute bit were not, in fact, gay.

Among other things, House Bill 2 sets a statewide nondiscrimination policy but excludes LGBT people from protections. It also prohibits local governments from extending protections beyond the state definition.

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  • Aiden Audric Oct 2, 9:39 a.m.
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    Billions in projected lost business. "He is our Governor"
    Embedding discrimination into law. "He is our Governor"
    Admonishing federal power reaches, while signing laws that push local governance into the trash can. "He is our Governor"
    Poisoned drinking supplies. "He is our Governor"

    Thank you for pointing that out.

  • Marilyn Loftin Oct 2, 6:15 a.m.
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    McCrory is not taken down. He is our Governor, and will remain our Governor.

  • Aiden Audric Oct 1, 4:46 p.m.
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    What took down McCrory?
    Billions in projected lost business.
    Embedding discrimination into law.
    Admonishing federal power reaches, while signing laws that push local governance into the trash can.
    Poisoned drinking supplies.
    Blaming all the above on others.

  • Amy Whaley Oct 1, 8:28 a.m.
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    Read this Paul, and maybe it will help you understand what the law does and does not do. http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ignore-the-hype-here-s-what-employers-66257/

    We read comments from the media like "Among other things, House Bill 2 sets a statewide nondiscrimination policy but excludes LGBT people from protections. It also prohibits local governments from extending protections beyond the state definition." Yet they give no explanation of their claims. Just more unwarranted hype. Hint " HB 2 does not “abolish” any EEO protections for LGBT individuals in North Carolina because they have never had that protection anyway.

  • Paul Hayeze Oct 1, 8:14 a.m.
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    Did anyone actually watch the video?...It has nothing to do with bathrooms...Watch the video and then please comment....geeezzzzz

  • Marilyn Loftin Oct 1, 3:44 a.m.
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    I comment on all the HB2 stories. The responses I get are all about how much the hate God. He created male and female. That's the whole reason.

  • Laurence Jones Oct 1, 12:30 a.m.
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    The fact is: .........persons with mental disorders concerning their sexuality and gender.......are trying to destroy gender...........................destroy gender.

  • Laurence Jones Oct 1, 12:15 a.m.
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    That is a straight up response...........Every time this subject comes up......Leftists quote about how many pedophile priests there are currently............They are just trying to attack Christianity........THE FACT IS: 1) Catholic Bishops let too many homosexuals in the seminary (priest school). 2) These priests molest 12 year old boys. 3) Catholic churches get shut down. etc..........Brian Jones Knoxville Catholic High School 1988 .....................and never molested! ...........................yet

  • Amy Whaley Oct 1, 12:12 a.m.
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    lol, I said heterosexual pedophile Russell. They have never had unfettered access to the girl's rooms, dressing, shower, bath, etc. so your statistics aren't comparative. And what exactly do you mean "17,000 registered sex offenders in NC and 1,300 Catholic priests have been identified by the Vatican to of molested children in the last 10 years alone"? 1300 in NC? And then your assumption that others are hating on people who look different. That must be something you do because I really don't relate. This isn't about transgenders and hating on others.... we have been sharing bathrooms for years with no problem. This is about a poorly written local humans rights ordinance. In 2003, the NC Supreme Court that such ordinances are unconstitutional. I believe this was a political move by the Democrats and of course the media that perpetuates the hype to influence an election year.

  • Amy Whaley Oct 1, 12:00 a.m.
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    Well Russell the Priest will be happy to be in Charlotte. What do Priest have to do with HB2? A true transgender is going to change their birth certificate, otherwise you have people playing dress up.

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