Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is upset with North Carolina for passing a law that prevents all cities and counties from passing certain bathroom rules. Despite what you might expect given the intense response of liberals, the bill does not limit private individuals and businesses.
The reality is that private individuals, companies and universities are free to adopt new or keep existing nondiscrimination policies if they so wish. The bill was passed in response to the City of Charlotte exceeding its authority by forcing broad sweeping regulations.
More, contrary to what one might expect given the reaction, the bill was bi-partisan with both Republicans and Democrats supporting it.
But, quick to jump on the bandwagon without all the facts, Murray has banned all city-employee travel to the state via an executive order.
North Carolina isn’t the first state to make Murray’s travel ban list. Last year, Murray and Jay Inslee banned all publicly funded travel to Indiana after the state passed a religious freedom law which liberals deemed discriminatory.
Whatever you may think about North Carolina’s law, Murray’s travel ban reveals his insufferable hypocrisy. Last September, when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Seattle, Murray gave him the royal treatment and expected working families to do the same. Murray shut down roads across Seattle in his effort to impress a glorified dictator, much to the inconvenience of people just trying to get to work and back home.
The dictator of a country, who regularly and unapologetically violates basic human rights, Murray welcomes with open arms and expects everyone to follow suit. Fellow FREE states in this country that pass bi-partisan laws that liberals deem unacceptable, Murray rejects.
Ladies and gentlemen, the mind of a liberal.