While the North Carolina directive to ban transgender people from using restrooms aligned to their gender but rather to their biological sex has made all sorts of waves with showmen and celebrities, it has made a less significant impact on the actual Presidential run. Not until now anyway. A fiery comment by one of the Republican presidential contender along with the suspension of a prominent sports personality over the issue has given the fire renewed strength.
Responding to a question about the topic on NBC’s ‘’Today’’ Donald Trump responded, “Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up.’’ He then answered, “I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems.’’ The long and short of it was that Trump feels North Carolina needn’t rescind its recent legislation.
Touching on the subject of commercial boycotts by some companies, Trump went on, “There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” Trump stated. “There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic — I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”
In typical political warring, Ted Cruz saw an opportunity to debase Trump for his remarks. Speaking on Glenn Beck’s radio show and later on at a campaign event, Cruz attempted to depict Trump as an individual who would be happy having mature adult men being permitted to use the same restrooms as ‘’little girls.’’
He topped his argument by saying, “Donald Trump is no different from politically correct leftist elites. Today, he joined them in calling for grown men to be allowed to use little girls’ public restrooms. As the dad of young daughters, I dread what this will mean for our daughters — and for our sisters and our wives. It is a reckless policy that will endanger our loved ones,” Cruz remarked, as he continued to note that “Donald stands up for this irresponsible policy while at the same time caving in on defending individual freedoms and religious liberty.”
The controversy continues as more and more opponents of the piece of legislation go against the ‘’bathroom bill.’’ The sentiment is that the law is draconian since it prohibits people from utilizing facilities that do not correspond to their biological gender.