Wednesday, April 6, 2016
No Gays Allowed: The Rebirth of Jim Crow and Segregation
These so called "religious liberty" laws give license to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community without legal repercussion all because of "religious views" of the person doing the discriminating. Of course, those who want these laws on the books all claim that they are being "persecuted" for having "Christian" views. So, to battle this so called persecution, they want the ability to tell LGTBQ persons that their business is not welcome.
In these states, it is perfectly legal to deny employment to someone who is LGBTQ. They are also able to deny public services, lodging, housing and in North Carolina & Mississippi, government services. All legal, as long as you hold a "religious belief" that LGBTQ people are bad.
We won the fight for marriage equality. Now is the time to fight for equal rights across the board.