A wide range of people – from musicians to politicians – are taking a stand against North Carolina’s House Bill 2.
Thankfully, one of the most outspoken is activist Rain Dove.
The androgynous supermodel has released a short video on Facebook about discriminatory new laws.
With almost half a million views in one day, an essay that dismantles the bill accompanies the video.
Dove begins the essay by writing
DISCOVERY! HB2 IS NO LONGER VALID OR ENFORCEABLE! As of TODAY this minute-this very second that you read this the discriminatory ‘bathroom’ part of the bill can’t be upheld! Here’s why North Carolina’s HB2 Law is NOT VALID.”
Dove goes onto explain that North Carolina does not have a statute requiring an individual to give their ID when approached by police.
The only circumstance that would allow for an officer to be able to take your birth certificate or ID force fully (whether you like it or not) would be if you are driving a vehicle or REASONABLY SUSPICIOUS of committing a crime.”
The essay highlights how law enforcement officers, as well as the general public, cannot decide if someone is of the “right sex” to use the restroom. Dove states that doing so is “called PROFILING” and also notes that
In 2014 Eric Holder BANNED Racial, Religious, and Gender profiling in the United States for Federal Officers as a technique to determine ‘potential guilt’. It’s called ‘Gender’ Profiling and not “Sex” Profiling because Sex refers to your sexual organs and/or birth certificate status. Gender refers to ‘the state of being’ aka your energy, aesthetics, clothing, voice, hair style – the you that is you.”
Watch the video below: