House Bill 450, an “Act to Protect all North Carolinians Against Discrimination in All Walks of Life.”

HB 450 is North Carolina’s “Equality Act.” It is the equivalent of House of Representatives (H.R.) bill #5, “The Equality Act,” now under consideration in the Senate. HB 450 mimics H.R. 5 in all substantial and meaningful ways.  

On March 30, 2021, Representative Alston introduced House Bill 450, an “Act to Protect all North Carolinians Against Discrimination in All Walks of Life.”   It is North Carolina’s “Equality Act.”  It is the equivalent of House of Representatives (H.R.) bill #5, “The Equality Act,” now under consideration in the Senate.  HB 450 mimics H.R. 5 in all substantial and meaningful ways. 

HB 450 (briefly mentioned in a Blog post on 4/1/2021) repudiates HB 358, Save Women’s Sports Act (addressed in a Blog post on 3/26/2021).  HB 358 addresses the biological differences of men and women, and prohibits transgendered girls and women from joining girls and women’s sports teams. 

Your attention is invited to an interesting article, dated April 2, 2021, by Joshua Peters in the Carolina Journal, “Opinion (CJ Opinion):  Shifting interpretation of Title IX demands action from lawmakers.”  Go here:  https://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/shifting-interpretation-of-title-ix-demands-action-from-lawmakers/.

Mr. Peters writes:

“Emerging definitions in medicine and psychology seem to suggest that sex and gender are not the same. For instance, according to the Planned Parenthood website, sex and gender are different things, whereby one is biological and the other is social. Sex is biological, whereas gender is “a social and legal status, and set of expectations from society, about behaviors, characteristics, and thoughts.” Planned Parenthood goes further and defines gender identity as “how you feel inside and how you express your gender through clothing, behavior, and personal appearance.”

The Center for Disease Control also notes that:

“Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity or expression (masculine, feminine, other) is different from their sex (male, female) at birth. Gender identity refers to one’s internal understanding of one’s own gender, or the gender with which a person identifies. Gender expression is a term used to describe people’s outward presentation of their gender.

Moreover, according to Mr. Peters:

“Due to the complex interchange between terms like sex, gender, and gender identity, laws like Title IX seem antiquated and do not sufficiently address these new social constructions.  A... reading of the statute would not permit the notion that sex has a broad meaning such that it encompasses concepts like gender or gender identity because these are exclusively defined terms in contemporary language. Additionally, Title IX clearly states “on the basis of sex,” so a textualist reading of the statute would ignore claims of discrimination based on gender or gender identity as these are, now, distinct terms.”

Like H.R. 5, HB 450 is an attempt to legislate out of existence any and all distinctions between a person’s biology and a person’s feelings and social behavior. 

“…[T]o suggest that one is a female (on the basis of sex) after their transition (which is on the basis of gender) would violate the emerging definitions from the scientific literature that sex and gender are different if it is argued to be one and the same…. Sex denotes one’s biology, anatomy, and chromosomally, whereas gender is a social construction.” (Joshua Peters)

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that about one million people in the U.S. identified as transgender. That was about 0.6% of the adult population then. Apparently, Washington, D.C. had the highest percentage at 2.77. North Dakota had the fewest.  In 2021, the number may have grown to 1.5 million people in the U.S. identified as transgender. 

Given that there is an acknowledgement that gender identity and sex are different—one is a social construct and the other biological—why the effort to conflate the two?  What’s really going on here because no one in their right mind believes a transgendered-created girl is the same as and no different from a biologically-created girl, except maybe in appearance? 

The Democrats, whether in Congress or the North Carolina General Assembly, are a ridiculous subset of human beings!  Their ideas, notions, and antics must be denounced loudly and often!  They will do most anything to get in power and stay there!   Not only is this just another cynical ploy by the Democrats to garner votes and voters, this is just another sick divide and conquer tactic in their socialist/communist playbook!   Just more fodder for destruction of the nuclear family. 

Resistance is never futile!  We must never give up!

  • North Carolina HB 358 is the bill we need to support!  Email, call, or write letters to the sponsor(s)--Representatives Brody, McElraft, Wheatley, and Dixon—in support of this bill. 
  • North Carolina HB 450 is the bill we must oppose!  Email, call, or write letters to the sponsor(s)—Representatives Alston, Harrison, and Fisher—in opposition to this bill.

I hope this is of value!

Demetria Carter

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  • Amanda Mercer
    published this page in Blog 2021-04-06 10:56:26 -0400