Yes, I know that people in general don’t like lawyers. There can be good reasons for that dislike.
On the other hand, there is a very valid flip side to the anti-lawyer adage ‘If it wasn’t for lawyers, we wouldn’t need lawyers.’ That flip side is: Non-lawyers who haven’t a clue as to how the law actually works – and who spout shit with the veneer of authoritative glee – cause people to do things that create problems that, invariably, they will need lawyers to solve.
The bill does not address the issue of public accommodations. This is very different from telling people in what specific ways they are allowed to discriminate.
It tells people that it, under HB235, it will technically no longer be permissible to discriminate against trans people in employment and housing but that it is unequivocally okay to discriminate against trans people in the arena of public accommodations.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 didn’t explicitly say “Its okay to discriminate against homosexuals because of their homosexuality.”
However, courts have made damn sure that everyone knows that, even with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the books, discrimination against homosexuals because of their homosexuality is fine-n-dandy.