A special legislative session is planned Wednesday in North Carolina for state lawmakers to pull the reins on a progressive council in the city of Charlotte that adopted a provision allowing men who say they are women to use women’s public restrooms and shower rooms – even though girls and women might be present.“We commend the general assembly for listening to the voices of thousands of North Carolinians and taking the common-sense action of ensuring that no women or young girls are forced to undress, shower, or engage in other private activities in the presence of men,” said a statement from Kellie Fiedorek, legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom.“An ordinance that allows this to occur ignores basic physical privacy rights and is especially insensitive to those who have experienced sexual abuse and may undergo additional trauma when forced to be with a member of the opposite sex in this setting. We anticipate Gov. McCrory will keep his promise to take ‘immediate action’ and ensure that North Carolina businesses, women, and children are protected.”In a joint statement, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, president of the Senate, and House Speaker Tim Moore said: “The Senate and House have received the necessary number of signatures from members of the general assembly to call themselves back into session. In accordance with the State Constitution, we will so call for a special session. We aim to repeal this ordinance before it goes into effect to provide for the privacy and protection of the women and children of our state.”“Outlasting the Gay Revolution” spells out eight principles to help Americans with conservative moral values counter attacks on our freedoms of religion, speech and conscience by homosexual activistsThe constitutional requirement was a three-fifths majority in each chamber.
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