Business Community Silent As Arkansas Bill To Allow LGBT Discrimination Set To Become Law

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    Feb 17, 2015 7:09 AM GMT
    Meanwhile, business continue to move jobs to this state due to the state tax incentives (legalized bribery) icon_rolleyes.gif
    Now we can add, anti gay new business

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/02/16/3623436/arkansas-anti-lgbt-business-silent/


    SB 202 would strip from local governments the power to protect LGBT citizens against employment, housing, public accommodations, as such protections go beyond existing state law. The text claims that this is to preserve “uniformity of law,” which it claims “benefits the businesses, organizations, and employers seeking to do business in the state and attracts new businesses, organizations, and employers to the state.”
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    Feb 18, 2015 2:55 AM GMT
    they were successful in passing a similar state wide bill in Colorado back in the 90's. Even back than the SCOTUS declared that bill un constitutional tho it cost the state a few million in legal fees.
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    Feb 18, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    pellaz saidthey were successful in passing a similar state wide bill in Colorado back in the 90's. Even back than the SCOTUS declared that bill un constitutional tho it cost the state a few million in legal fees.


    It was an amendment to the Colorado Constitution - Amendment 2. It was passed by the electorate by a 53% margin.

    On May 20, 1996, the US Supreme Court case of Romer vs. Evans overturned it on 14th Amendment grounds.

    I believe the 1996 case would establish precedence against the Arkansas law.
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    Feb 18, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn said
    pellaz saidthey were successful in passing a similar state wide bill in Colorado back in the 90's. Even back than the SCOTUS declared that bill un constitutional tho it cost the state a few million in legal fees.


    It was an amendment to the Colorado Constitution - Amendment 2. It was passed by the electorate by a 53% margin.

    On May 20, 1996, the US Supreme Court case of Romer vs. Evans overturned it on 14th Amendment grounds.

    I believe the 1996 case would establish precedence against the Arkansas law.


    100% accurate, and agreed.
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    Feb 19, 2015 12:01 AM GMT
    That the Business Community is Silent shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

    They have to do business with the yokels. Revenge and all......