This time it is Gays who are in their sights and their "excuse" is that their new law is in the name of "religious liberty".
So a hospital can refuse to treat a gay person it it is against their "religious beliefs"
A policeman can refuse to help a gay in trouble if it is against their "religious beliefs"
An employer can fire a gay person if it is against their "religious beliefs"
It looks to me like the yo-yos in the state legislature have simply pulled out all the old games when there was segregation based on color and simply moved it to the gay community.
f that sounds overblown, consider the bill itself. When passed, the new law will allow any individual, group, or private business to refuse to serve gay couples if “it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.” Private employers can continue to fire gay employees on account of their sexuality. Stores may deny gay couples goods and services because they are gay. Hotels can eject gay couples or deny them entry in the first place. Businesses that provide public accommodations—movie theaters, restaurants—can turn away gay couples at the door. And if a gay couple sues for discrimination, they won’t just lose; they’ll be forced to pay their opponent’s attorney’s fees. As I’ve noted before, anti-gay businesses might as well put out signs alerting gay people that their business isn’t welcome.
If this bigotry actually gets the OK from the Supreme Court in the future there is no reason why kansas can't add people of color and/or jews to the law. After all, that would be their "religious beliefs".
Great conservative state, that kansas.
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