Saturday, February 22, 2014
Regressive anti-gay campaign
Regressives just can't help themselves. Now there is a nationwide campaign to pass laws that allow a person or organization to deny services to gay people if said person/org opposes homosexual behavior on religious grounds. See this article for the details. First the Kansas House passed a bill to do so, which protects those who deny services to gays-- including employment -- by barring lawsuits against them for denying such services. This includes said protection for government employees providing social services. Similar legislation is being pursued in ID, OR, SD, TN, OH, OK, MS, HI and AZ. And in every case it is Republican-controlled legislatures making these proposals. Hence regressive is the right word for them and they must be fought and defeated if the US wants to join the 21st century like many other civilized nations.