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Satire story has state hiring officers to enforce HB2

Posted April 18
Updated April 21

Compliance Officer Kim Daniels (Photo from TownDock.net)

— A satirical take on North Carolina's House Bill 2 published by a news blog in Oriental takes the bathroom/gender/identity argument to a ridiculous extreme and has proven popular as opponents of the law share the story on social media.

TownDock.net focuses mostly on local weather reports, events and comings and goings in the Pamlico County community. But in a "world exclusive news extra," Town Dock detailed the challenge for the community's sole public bathroom once House Bill 2 dictated that "users of public restrooms use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate."

Town Dock's parody claimed that Gov. Pat McCrory had approved a $6 million program so that communities could hire "Gender Compliance Officers" to make sure the law is enforced.

The article includes photos of "Compliance Officer Kim Daniels" at work checking birth certificates and, for those who can't produce them, performing a more intimate verification before users can step into the bathroom.

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  • Christian Knott Apr 20, 5:29 p.m.
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    Perhaps is there an age limit that you might express where a trans teen or adult is allowed in the locker room of their choice?

  • Amanda Townsend Apr 20, 10:11 a.m.
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    I have said, several times, that the bathroom issue doesn't bother me. And it doesn't. I agree - there is enough privacy in the stalls to not notice anything. I think the law is discriminatory. However, I think it is up to society to understand that school-age children have many issues with their bodies, and that doesn't just apply to those TG students. I don't want a TG person with male anatomy changing in the locker room with my daughter. Nor do I want them changing in the locker room with me. I have never encountered the situation, so I am not sure I would ever encounter the situation. But there does need to be a balance between being non-discriminatory and accommodating to the TG students, persons, etc. and accepting that the "mold" doesn't fit for everyone.

  • Jimmy Ray Apr 19, 5:52 p.m.
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    Reporting on online satire from Oriental, NC?! WRAL, that's lame.

    Let us know if SNL does a parody skit on it this Saturday, otherwise . . .

  • Christian Knott Apr 19, 4:56 p.m.
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    "madam" is a sign of courtesy, mostly missing from these forums. "ilk" is a standard word in the English language that fits many circumstances on this board. About you and your child not wanting to see man parts....DO you actively look to see what private parts a person has in the ladies room. From MY last time in the ladies room ( I was helping a friend cut a rock on the counter), I noticed that ladies rooms have private stalls. So unless you and yours and standing on the toilet looking over the top of the divider, it should be no issue. Right?

  • Amanda Townsend Apr 19, 4:21 p.m.
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    Actually, my eyeroll was over the "madam" phrase and your constant use of the work "ilk". But whatever. And I will comment on the other thread.

  • Amanda Townsend Apr 19, 4:19 p.m.
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    " the reality of what people like Amanda are saying. "Oh, I'm not anti-trans, but if they may offend me, they need to go elsewhere and behave as I say." Disgusting what politicians are making citizens say against each other. It's effective politics. And also quite nauseating"

    Whoa! You made your way up the inference ladder pretty quickly. HB2 is unconstitutional. My 13-year-old knows that. She and I discussed it last week. But I don't want to see boy parts in the ladies locker room, and neither does she. We both discussed it. I won't apologize if that's an offensive statement. If you have boy parts then I just don't want to see them unless I choose to. I don't think there needs to be a law about that, but apparently there does.

  • Christian Knott Apr 19, 3:25 p.m.
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    The agency that promotes tourism in Raleigh says losses have reached $3 million because of cancellations prompted by the protests ofNorth Carolina's law on LGBT rights. The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau told local media Monday the economic losses from the law have quadrupled in the past week. The visitors' bureau said $2.4 million in lost business has been reported this week. The bureau said last week the area lost about $732,000 because of cancellations or the scaling back of plans. Thanks GOP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christian Knott Apr 19, 3:10 p.m.
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    I always have a nice day. And usually a better night!

  • Chance Loria Apr 19, 3:10 p.m.
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    Like the bill or not, I have to say those people in Oriental are a hoot!!! That was funny!

  • Christian Knott Apr 19, 2:42 p.m.
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    HB2 was the WRONG reaction to Charlotte! There are no trans people trying to attack your little Tammy's and Ambers and Tiffany's! Charlotte was to protect TRANSGENDERED people, not drag queens or old church deacons in a dynel wig trying to to get a peek. HB2 not only undermined those protections, but stripped cities like Asheville, Wilmington, Raleigh and Chapel Hill of their protections of the LGBT community. But then logic has never been a forte' of the GOP in our current broken NC system. Can't WAIT for November.

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