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Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:46 AM


Any Guesses..

When Kansas will do something similiar?

I'm interpreting this to mean people offended by gays can use the law
to pretty much violate the rights of men and women everywhere?

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) refused to say on Sunday whether it should be illegal under state law to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Pence appeared on ABC's "This Week" to defend his decision to sign a controversial piece of legislation intended to protect religious liberties that critics say will enable discrimination in the state. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act would allow individuals and corporations to cite religious beliefs in private litigation. Pence's decision to sign the bill into law has sparked backlash against the state.

In the interview, Pence dodged a question from George Stephanopoulos about whether the law would allow florists and bakers to deny their wedding services to gay couples by citing their religious beliefs. He also twice dodged a yes-or-no question on whether he believed it should be legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians under state law.



The Kansas bill didn't become law because the forces behind it are losing. That's cold comfort to gay Kansans who were just issued a very clear "you are not welcome here" message from their elected officials. The Republican party, whose members have yanked the welcome mat out from under the feet of too many groups, should perhaps consider whether a strategy of alienation is a winning one. After all, are there many strong supporters of this law in Kansas who weren't already voting Republican? On the flip side, younger voters overwhelmingly support gay rights. And so do gay people increasingly, so do their families and friends. A plan of aggressively antagonizing LGBT people is not a winning one.


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Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:03 AM

1. Brownback will not stop destroying Kansas. Anything bad you can think of is likely on the table.

Sorry non-rich, non-white, non-straight, non-republicans, you don't matter in Kansas.

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Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:59 AM

2. I wonder if Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz had a premonition

when she said to Toto, (probably with a sigh of relief), "we're not in Kansas any more". I imagine more and more sane people will be saying that in the future thanks to Brownback and his fundie cohorts and their ridiculous ideas of a theocratic paradise.

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