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Kansas House passes sweeping bill allowing anti-gay discrimination in government, businesses

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No way this passes. Not even the Onion can do a parody like this.

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No way this passes. Not even the Onion can do a parody like this.

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Not so sure.

 

 

"HB 2453 is a blatant attempt to maintain second-class citizen status for taxpaying gay and lesbian Kansans."

Despite the blowback, its chances of passing seem pretty good.

Republicans dominate the state's Senate and Gov. Sam Brownback is a conservative Christian known for taking a public stand against same-sex marriage.

Brownback has already praised the bill in an interview with a local newspaper.

"Americans have constitutional rights, among them the right to exercise their religious beliefs and the right for every human life to be treated with respect and dignity," he told The Topeka Capital-Journal.

 

 

from http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/us/kansas-bill-same-sex-services/

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Can't wait for the first legal witch burning. Do you think it will be televised?

 

Is there a profit in it?

 

Profit=Morally Good

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/15/gay-dad-birthday-invite-hoax_n_4794437.html

 

That letter I posted was a radio station hoax sorry all

The acceptance of your birthday card post as authentic by the rest of us speaks volumes about the religious right's views when it comes to homosexuality.

 

"Poe's law, named after its author Nathan Poe, is an Internet adage reflecting the idea that without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism."

 

 

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In South Dakota, a Republican-led Senate committee narrowly defeated a similar bill that would have barred lawsuits or criminal charges against clergy who refuse to perform same-sex weddings. Critics of the bill said it was unnecessary because the U.S. Constitution already guarantees religious freedom.

One of the sponsors of that measure was Rep. Steve Hickey, pastor of a Sioux Falls church that opposes gay marriage.

"I'm saying keep the state out of my church," Hickey said at a committee hearing. "I only promote and perform traditional marriages. ... It's is not because there is any bigotry. It's because I deeply care about people."

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GAY_MARRIAGE_FOES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-02-15-09-31-01

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/15/gay-marriage-court_n_4794418.html

 

Does not look like it's going to clear the Senate, but here's the thing:

 

Eastman's organization has praised a bill recently introduced in Congress by conservative Republicans titled the State Marriage Defense Act. It would require the federal government to respect state determinations of the marital status of their residents when applying federal law.

However, the bill is considered to have no chance of passage in the Democratic-led Senate, and its prospects in the GOP-controlled House are uncertain.

"The bill is so tortured by hypocrisy that it falls of its own weight," said Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights group. He noted that only a few years ago, many social conservatives sought a federal amendment that would ban gay marriage nationwide, overriding the wishes of the states that had legalized it.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/15/gay-marriage-court_n_4794418.html

 

Does not look like it's going to clear the Senate, but here's the thing:

 

The religious right have always been blatant hypocrites and love them some BIG government whenever it is stomping on the rights of groups/individuals they don't agree with.

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Thanks again all you GOPers...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

The 33-27 vote by the House sends the legislation to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and puts Arizona back at the forefront of a polarizing piece of legislation four years after the state enacted an immigration crackdown that caused a national furor.

Similar religious protection legislation has been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee and Oklahoma, but Arizona's plan is the only one that has passed. The efforts are stalled in Idaho, Ohio and Kansas.

http://news.msn.com/us/religious-freedom-bill-riles-gay-rights-supporters

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