Thursday, March 31, 2016

Q Toon: Along Came a Spider

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
🕸Mar 31, 2016
Last week, the North Carolina legislature met in a hastily called emergency session — the first in 35 years — to rush through HB2, a bill scuttling Charlotte's LGBT rights ordinance (and blocking any other local attempts to deviate from conservative dictates). Equally hastily, Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill before the civil rights and business communities could raise their objections. 

The 2016 convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is scheduled to meet in Durham, North Carolina this fall. It's a good thing that I can't attend anyway, because I would be hard pressed to justify spending my LGBT money in the Tar Heel state at this point.

But if it helps The Cause, very well then: let's say I am boycotting the AAEC's North Carolina convention this year at great personal sacrifice in protest of North Carolina's Transgender Bladder and Employee Wage Suppression Law. I extend my deepest apologies to V. Cullum and Jape, but there might as well be a principled stance behind my absence.

I'm sure you two will understand.

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