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Checking gender compliance in Oriental

The town of Oriental, down the beach from us in Pamlico County, has jumped right into “compliance” with the recent passage of House Bill 2, better known as “the bathroom bill.”

Below is an excerpt of the “world exclusive” from TownDock.net, and we encourage you to click on the link and read this (hilarious, and, yes, satirical) piece on how one town has tackled this new law.

BATHROOM RE-OPENS WITH ON-DUTY COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Gender Identity Assured Thanks To New State Funding
April 15, 2016

Gender Commpliance Officer

Gender Compliance Officer Kim Daniels awaits at the base of the restroom stairs.

After being closed since late March, Oriental’s public restroom is again open. The town has been able to hire a certified Gender Compliance Officer.

Located by the harbor near the new Town Dock, Oriental’s public bathroom opened to great acclaim in December. However, the Town was forced to quickly shutter the facility when the NC legislature passed HB2 on March 26. NC Law HB2 mandates that “users of public restrooms use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate.”   

Without a way to check birth certificates, bathroom use had to be shut down, or the town was vulnerable to a stiff $10,000 daily Gender Non-Compliance fine.

To read the rest of the story, click here.

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