I easily believe Crawford would. There's a lot of ego needed to achieve the self-aggrandizement required at those levels. Those various awards are all about it. Bragging rights brings bucks. Let's not pretend this isn't a straight-up capitalist system here: that kind of talk is what bosses do to their employees to get them to buy into loyalty that won't ever be returned.
I'm honestly surprised. I had expected that he would only accept if the vote flipped.
A lot of trans people don't want or can't have that particular surgery and the state compelling surgery on individuals is not a route we want to revisit. Further, not everyone who has that surgery can update their birth certificate since that is subject to the laws of the state where they were born and various states have different rules (including that some allow updating of ones birth certificate without said surgery.)
To a large part, this bill was about trying to demand LGBT individuals go back into the closet. We won't. A lot of us are directly taking action against this; I'm daring them to arrest me for this and have documented my violation of HB 2: https://www.facebook.com/AgentDani/posts/1…
So he's still whining about the media being "unfair" in their coverage of him (ref. the Charlotte Observer's Taylor Batten's interview with McCrory in December of 2013.)
Love the reference to the Seattle incident when the person was asked to leave and the state affirmed that such laws did not protect what the person did nor prevent the actions to remove them. That truth being inconvenient to their purposes they have to maintain the lie.
The person who started the crowdfunding fully knew that the bills had to be paid. What she did not know was the the former owner had failed to pay them for years during which that person owned the business and had not disclosed this when selling the business to her. She was on the hook for the failure of the previous owner while, at least for the time being, that individual walks away from the action (everything so far has pointed to it being an honest mistake by the prior owner so I will stay away from suggesting that there was any malice.)
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