There are many presses issues in the country, but these legislatures continue to waste their time on pointless squabbles. Why do they do this? Because they think it will work. The NC legislators rely on Church people for money and votes, so they throw the leaders of these churches a bone at the expense of poor people. The problem with this rationale is that the right may have gone to the well one too many times on these issues. Gen-Xe-rs and their successor generations are unmoved by these shenanigans, and it may actually turn them off. When elections roll around, we’ll see if this political posturing was successful for the Republicans.