Bullcrap Carol; the purpose of this bill was to give an official stamp of approval on bigotry. In Arizona it's perfectly legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians so the law served no purpose and was a waste of time and taxpayer money.And the bill in Arizona was just pushing back at judges who told Christian business owners they had to take photos and bake cakes for gay and lesbian weddings.
This, of course, is the line where Democrats get confused. They automatically assume if you are against gay marriage - which is a world apart from serving gays in any other capacity - that you hate all gay people.
Democrats, as usual, are being hyperbolic about people tolerating gays in general and confusing the real issue about this bill - gay marriage .
States' laws already make it illegal for the government to impose requirements on people that violate their religious beliefs.
Businesses use public roads and water systems, courts and enjoy police and fire protection that are paid for by all taxpayers, not just straights or Christians.
Marriage is a CIVIL contract that grants legal protections and legal benefits and responsibilities. To deny some citizens of these is to deny them equal rights and protections under the law as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Just what part of equal rights and protections can't you wrap your mind around Carol? A majority of Americans are in favor of marriage equality Carol and that majority is growing while the minority, like you, who are against it, is shrinking.