Back in April, transgender activist Mara Keisling used the woman’s bathroom in Governor Pat McCrory’s office to protest HB2, the state’s discriminatory transgender bathroom law. The fact that she was easily able to do this shows that the law is unenforceable, she said.
Now a North Carolina school district is pretty much proving Keisling right. According to the Salisbury Post, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to let high school students carry “defensive sprays,” in part so that they can defend themselves against transgender people who might want to use the wrong bathrooms to prey on other students, or however that logic goes.
This is what one of the board members said in reference to HB2:
Board member Chuck Hughes was in favor of the sprays on campuses, saying that in his mind, they were purely defensive. He also referenced HB2, saying that the sprays might be useful.
“Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in,” he said.
Letting students carry pepper spray onto school campuses — this definitely sounds like a great way to enforce HB2.
(Via Salisbury Post)