Local conservative E.A. Timm has expanded his request for support for HB2 to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners.
Last week Timm asked the city of King to pass a resolution supporting the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” a request which seemed to get the support of councilman Brian Carico who said he felt the request should be included on a future agenda.
On Monday, Timm appeared before the County Board of Commissioners with a similar request.
“Now the President’s Department of Justice is demanding HB2 be changed, alleging it violates the transgender’s civil rights,” said Timm. “That is debased hypocrisy and the corruption of natural law, since the DOJ will be endangering women and children with sexual predators by having signs – Men and Women – that do not mean what they say.”
He suggested the commissioners pass a resolution in support of the bill and send a letter of thanks to the governor and general assembly encouraging them to file a lawsuit against the DOJ.
Gov. Pat McCrory did just that on Monday, arguing that a court, not a governmental agency, should determine the validity of the law.
Opponents of the bill decried the move Monday arguing that the bill violated a number of civil rights issues.
“There’s been bipartisan opposition to bills like HB2 for good reason. It is blatantly unconstitutional and violates federal civil rights law,” said Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “The Department of Justice’s response today should be no surprise to anyone, least of all Governor McCrory. Rather than wasting even more time and millions more taxpayer dollars defending a reckless and discriminatory bill, Governor McCrory should be working with state lawmakers to fix the mess he’s created.”
Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.