Americans’ basic human rights shouldn’t depend on where we live.
On Friday, March 31, when I started writing this article, an Arkansas legislator, GOP Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, had a few days earlier proposed bathroom bill legislation comparable to North Carolina’s HB-2 law, which was finally replaced last week after a devastating boycott by businesses and sports organizations. On March 31 the Governor and tourism groups’ opposition led Collins-Smith to withdraw the bill from consideration this year. She’s not done, though. Collins-Smith plans to reintroduce the legislation in 2018 or 2019.