Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Letcher County rejects bathroom stupidity

The talking heads insist rural Kentucky is where the Far Right's future rests - as if it's somehow naturally ordained - but now the region seems to be souring on right-wing social engineering.

Recently, an ordinance was proposed in Letcher County that would have prohibited transgender people from using public restrooms. This has been a right-wing cause celebre lately - kind of like the union-busting "right-to-work" laws everyone hates.

But this week, Letcher County Fiscal Court voted 5 to 1 to reject the measure. This vote followed a fiscal court meeting where about 20 local residents urged the court to reject it.

If Team Tyranny is losing the areas that are thought to be their emerging geographic base, they're losing, period.