Stephen Colbert: Please send gay photos to US Rep. Steve King for "independent verification"

  • hartfan

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    Mar 05, 2014 3:02 PM GMT
    Congressman Steve King (R-IA) told Des Moines' WHO TV that he disagrees with Jan Brewer's veto of Arizona's SB 1062, the bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs.

    Said King:

    "When you’re in the private sector and you’re an individual entrepreneur with God-given rights that our founding fathers defined in the Declaration, you should be able to make our own decisions on what you do in that private business."

    King went on to argue that homosexuality is "self-professed behavior"

    "That’s what they’re trying to protect is special rights for self-professed behavior."

    King added:

    “If it’s not specifically protected in the Constitution, then it’s got to be an immutable characteristic, that being a characteristic that can be independently verified and cannot be willfully changed.”




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  • Rowing_Ant

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    Mar 05, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    You can't make this shit up, can you?
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    Mar 05, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    I love Colbert!
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    Mar 05, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    hartfan said"That’s what they’re trying to protect is special rights for self-professed behavior."

    King added:

    “If it’s not specifically protected in the Constitution, then it’s got to be an immutable characteristic, that being a characteristic that can be independently verified and cannot be willfully changed.”

    He has no idea what he is talking about. Familial status is among the protected classes. Familial status is something that can change in life, sometimes by a death in the family or sometimes by being willfully changed by divorce. But the point is, despite it sometimes changing, you ALWAYS have a familial status. Sometimes people later in life identify themselves differently than they once did concerning their sexual orientation, but you ALWAYS have a sexual orientation. When a local, state, or national government adds protections for sexual orientation, it is not "special rights" for gays and lesbians, it is equality for all.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 06, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    idiots..this can be shot down quite easily. just ask the republican, if sexual orientation is not fixed, then there are words that will make him like taking a cock up the ass and never having sex with women again. what are the words?