This week over at The Daily Signal, Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Matt Sharp asks and answers an important question surrounding the recent outrage over two state laws that provide conscience and privacy protections for its citizens. The two laws in question are a law in North Carolina (HB 2) that allow businesses and public accommodations to maintain separate locker and private spaces for men and woman and a Mississippi law (HB 1523) that protects individuals from being forced to create expressions that violate their deeply held beliefs.
“While opponents of the North Carolina and Mississippi laws aim to portray them as radical new types of laws, the truth is that both laws are modeled on similar legislation that is decades old. Yet rather than take a wait-and-see approach to see how the two laws would operate in practice, opponents rushed to court.
Why? Because that is their modus operandi. When they can’t win through the normal legislative process, they rush to court seeking a judge who would strike down the law that they were unable to defeat through the representatives of the people.”