I could be amused by some of the nonsense going on today if not for the pain it causes people.
Have you been keeping up with the latest "Religious Freedom" legislation that's been signed into law in North Carolina and Mississippi? Mostly this legislation is about giving religious people the freedom to discriminate against persons different than themselves.
"The new law bars people from using public restrooms that don't align with the sex on their birth certificates - a measure proponents say protects privacy but critics describe as a thinly veiled attack on transgender people."
Now how do you suppose these states plan to carry out this law? Who's job is it to check people entering restrooms to be sure they're in the right one? Does this mean you'll be barred if you can't present a birth certificate?
In Indiana Gov. Mike Pense (R) signed a controversial bill that would block women from seeking abortions based on medical diagnosis. You can read about it in this article. The woman would be required to notify the state should she chose to terminate her pregnancy, regardless of the medical diagnosis.
The governor's office this week has received several calls from women describing the details of their period.
"I need to get a message to the Governor that I am on day three of my period. My flow seems abnormally heavy, but my cramps are much better," one woman called to say.
The law apparently includes in the reporting requirement, "some women on their periods may unknowingly expel a fertilized egg and thus have a miscarriage and be potentially liable if the egg is not correctly disposed of." (I'm thinking this surely cannot be true.)
One comment on this article was "Women in Indiana should mail their used tampons to the governor."
I thought this comment was right on target, "So let me get this right - these are some of the same people that push back because we want to close the "gun show loophole" which they insist violates their 2nd Amendment rights; yet these same people want to violate a woman (& her family's) right to terminate a pregnancy because the fetus has mental/physical/developmental disabilities?!? So is the governor going to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the women that will now be forced into carrying the pregnancy to term?!?"
This is a case of dumb and dumber. It's beyond me why conservative lawmakers are so obsessed with all things sexual.