Religious Right Trying To Use Hobby Lobby Decision To Fight LGBT Rights

  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
    Religious Right Trying To Use Hobby Lobby Decision To Fight LGBT Rights

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/thomasalberts/religious_right_will_attempt_to_inspire_scotus_to_issue_a_second_hobby_lobby_ruling_for_marriage_equality
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    Oct 20, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
    This strikes me as very similar to the type of erroneous thinking that went into the topic of another recent thread about a class paper which has been presented as a matter of free speech when it is really a matter of the student having gotten the fucking facts wrong.

    The big difference here to me seems to be what's an option and what's inherent. Sexual orientation is not a choice. Being gay does not mean being a contraceptive. But being religious can sometimes mean being a douche.
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    Oct 20, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
    It would not surprise me at all if we soon start to see current "advertised known friendly LGBTQ businesses" show their true colors, do a 180 and start to claim religious exemptions when their profits or management bonuses maybe become affected, this could be especially true for the 28,000 federal contracting businesses who are affected by the amended EO 11246, they do have an "out", the existing religious exemption in the same executive order amended by GW Bush

    It should be very interesting, who gets added to HRC's corporate list and who gets dropped off of it. We already know that arch enemy, Exxon Mobil, who for years, has voted not to include LGBT employment protections, is now 'forced to' ONLY for the simple fact, they would be losing the bottom line, $millions$ in government monies and profits, "gesture complying" with the executive order does not change the management or peoples minds, their clever corporate attorneys will just find a work around the executive order and discrimination will just become very discreet, from Cracker Barrel to Chick-fil-A, forcing acceptance or lose your profits, does not change a heart, only claiming a religious status can we separate our true equality friends in any business

    HRC Corporate Equality Index
    http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index

    Exxon Mobil Folds to LGBT Non-Discrimination Executive Order
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/23/1316042/-Exxon-Mobil-Folds-to-LGBT-Non-Descrimination-Executive-Order