Oriental, N.C. — 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.