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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 22:25

A 7-Year-Old Boy Rallied Against Anti-LGBT North Carolina Law For His Trans* Friend

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mccartney sister

 

 

Following the decision of North Carolina to vote an anti-trans law, a seven-year-old boy went to the streets with banners to protest against it and show his support for his transgender best friend.

A month ago, North Carolina approved the law that prohibits trans* people access to bathrooms according to their gender.

This is a discriminatory law to the rest of the community too, as it allows companies to discriminate against LGBT people, discrimination based on religion.

A demonstration was organized and McCartney's mom told on Facebook that's McCartney himself who decided to rally for his transgender friend who could not, to protect her privacy and age, to participate in this rally.

So, McCartney, accompanied by his five-year-old sister, offered his friend a beautiful proof of friendship and support as polls on the issue of access to bathrooms by transgenders people show a small improvement by the public opinion.

In fact, a new poll from YouGov shows that people are less frightened by the fact that trans* people have access to bathrooms according to their gender rather than their birth sex.

So far, it's true that Republicans have often relied on fear but it seems that this tactic to scare people is now no longer bear its effects. According to the poll, when it comes to prohibiting access to bathrooms for transgender people, it was 39% who favor the ban against 37% who oppose it, and a small percentage of undecided.

However, when it is not to prohibit access, but when you ask people whether transgender people should follow their gender or their birth sex to use bathrooms, 37% are in favor of the birth sex and 37% are for the gender. This is really where the difference is being done at present.

This is certainly a small difference, but it did not exist before. We know that there is better visibility of transgender people, including in the media. Now, their acceptance is beginning to see in the polls.

Note that obviously the poll result also shows that Republicans are 55% for a ban against 27% of Democrats.

I will end by just simply notice that unlike North Carolina, New York City passed an ordinance allowing transgender people to use bathrooms. Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City has signed the ordinance that requires "city agencies to ensure that employees and members of the public are given access to city single-sex facilities consistent with their gender identity, without being required to show identification, medical documentation, or any other form of proof or verification of gender."

"Every New Yorker should feel safe and welcome in our city – and this starts with our City buildings. Access to bathrooms and other single-sex facilities is a fundamental human right that should not be restricted or denied to anyone. New York City is proud to enforce one of the strongest human rights laws in the country, which protects the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to live freely and with respect," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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