Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional ‘License To Discriminate’ Against LGBT Workers And Customers

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 12, 2014 6:04 PM GMT

    No shocker here, these nut job reptiles are out of control, no hiding their hate anymore icon_rolleyes.gif


    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/11/11/3591183/texas-license-to-discriminate-constitution/

    Campbell’s proposal would strengthen existing protections in Texas for the “right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief,” a legal maneuver that critics have described as a “license to discriminate.” This year, many state legislatures have considered putting the religious rights of business owners over the civil rights of would-be customers. Similar proposals in Kansas, North Carolina, South Dakota, Arizona, and Oregon ultimately failed this year, while a number of other states have held that the law protects LGBT folks from discrimination even if that discrimination is based in scripture.

    Mississippi signed a license to discriminate into law, and Kentucky lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to put their own religious freedom law into effect
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2014 2:31 AM GMT
    Texas businesses would be allowed to fire LGBT employees and turn away LGBT customers under a new proposal issued Monday by state Sen. Donna Campbell (R).

    Kentucky lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to put their own religious freedom law into effect.

    These laws have come into vogue after numerous anti-LGBT small business owners have refused service to LGBT clients in Kentucky, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, New Mexico, Iowa, Colorado, and other states in recent years. Many of these disputes involve bakeries and other vendors who refuse to contract for services at same-sex weddings, but some businesses have refused to print Pride t-shirts or put rainbow frosting on an order of cookies.

    Conservative political forces have leaped to these companies’ aid, arguing that their religious convictions about sexuality trump everyone else’s civil rights against discrimination.
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14354

    Nov 13, 2014 2:37 AM GMT

    What do you expect from the giant tea party state of Texas probably one of most ignorant, backward places in the entire Western Hemisphere. Only Haiti and El Salvador are more oppressive than Texas.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2014 4:26 AM GMT

    Same story but with a catchier headline description icon_twisted.gif

    Here is hoping homosexual doctor Rick Perry becomes another republican convict, Cheers!

    Texas wages war with LGBT community
    http://austin.suntimes.com/aus-news/7/106/20336/texas-wages-war-with-lgbt-community/

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2014 4:41 AM GMT
    This is the fallout effect of the Hobby Lobby decision.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    scruffLA said
    Same story but with a catchier headline description icon_twisted.gif

    Here is hoping homosexual doctor Rick Perry becomes another republican convict, Cheers!

    Texas wages war with LGBT community
    http://austin.suntimes.com/aus-news/7/106/20336/texas-wages-war-with-lgbt-community/



    Based on politically motivated charges brought by a wayward Austin DA? Hardly.
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14354

    Nov 15, 2014 4:30 PM GMT

    This is just another incident that serves as a wake up call to permanently kick Texas out of the US. Our great country will be far better off without the hot, featureless lone star shithole as a state. The US can survive very easily without Texas statehood.