Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Gay Thing: Arizona Senate Passes Anti-Gay "Jim Crow"-esque Law

The latest in desperation backlash moves against the tidal wave of marriage equality news comes from the great state of Arizona. They're so far bucking the trend when it comes to these things, since this one seems on track to enactment, and other states' attempts have been derailed. There's still hope on this one, of course. But even if it goes through, there's just no way this thing will pass a constitutional challenge.

Still, I'm troubled by the very flawed logic of this thing actually passing any legislature. Ostensibly, members of any state legislative body are educated, often lawyers. How enough of them could even contemplate passing a law legalizing discrimination is baffling. How they can't see the potential pitfalls is equally ponderous. If it goes through, just wait to see what other "religious freedoms" will be protected with this thing, and what other religions start taking advantage of it. Idiots.


BREAKING: AZ Senate Passes 'Right to Discriminate' Bill
This afternoon, on a party-line 17-13 vote, Republicans in the Arizona Senate bucked the national trend and gave final approval to SB 1062, a GOP-led bill that would create a special "right" to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religion. . .

Read more at: Bilerico

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