Louisiana Politician Wants to Legaliz...

Louisiana Politician Wants to Legalize LGBT Workplace Discrimination

There are 12 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 17, 2013, titled Louisiana Politician Wants to Legalize LGBT Workplace Discrimination. In it, EDGE reports that:

A Republican Louisiana state representative filed a bill on Tuesday that would ban employment discrimination lawsuits based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the conservative state, Think Progress reports.

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“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#1 Apr 17, 2013
Well of course he does. Is that because the GOP is sooooooo inclusive?

No it's because the GOP is the party of white, straight, rich,(mostly evangelical) men and anything that is different from that definition is fair game for them to "other" and destroy.

The RNC can speak all it wants about "opening up the party" and "being inclusive" and "welcoming people into the GOP tent" but actions speak louder than words and the actions of GOP politicians (like Seabaugh) across the country do NOT speak to inclusiveness.

Actions tell the truth and the truth is that GOP is the party of discrimination and bigotry and prejudice.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#2 Apr 17, 2013
KirkW wrote:
Well of course he does. Is that because the GOP is sooooooo inclusive?
No it's because the GOP is the party of white, straight, rich,(mostly evangelical) men and anything that is different from that definition is fair game for them to "other" and destroy.
The RNC can speak all it wants about "opening up the party" and "being inclusive" and "welcoming people into the GOP tent" but actions speak louder than words and the actions of GOP politicians (like Seabaugh) across the country do NOT speak to inclusiveness.
Actions tell the truth and the truth is that GOP is the party of discrimination and bigotry and prejudice.
They claim to be a party of openness, I say they act like a party of hate.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#3 Apr 17, 2013
Young voters, the future of America, will not be fooled. They support GLBTs by a wide margin. The base of the Republicans is the older white male, and they are becoming the minority. Republicans are locking themselves into oblivion.
ReaganS

Hiram, GA

#4 Apr 17, 2013
This title should read "Another GOP law-maker commits political suicide."

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#5 Apr 17, 2013
Don't get fooled again. Good song, good idea. The GOP is all over the media claiming to be new and improved, in reality they have moved farther to the right than they were before.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#6 Apr 17, 2013
WDRussell wrote:
Don't get fooled again. Good song, good idea. The GOP is all over the media claiming to be new and improved, in reality they have moved farther to the right than they were before.
Don't count on anything. They've been fooling the electorate for decades. Most people think Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility and Democrats are the party of reckless spending. In fact, history shows just the opposite. Most people think Republicans support freer markets and less bureaucracy. In fact, federal government grows faster under Republican administrations than Democratic. Most people think Republicans conduct themselves in an orderly, thoughtful, civilized manner while Democrats charge ahead half-cocked.

If you repeat a lie often enough--and the media participates in the ruse--it becomes truth. A great example is the widely accepted myth of the liberal media. That myth serves the conservatives who control the media well.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#7 Apr 17, 2013
what a hateful bigot.... geeee no shocker he's from the south
Sgt Common Sense

United States

#8 Apr 17, 2013
Just when you think Louisiana can't get any more backwards....................
anna

United States

#9 Apr 17, 2013
Teaching Hate Logic 101: A
lesson from Rep.
Alan Seabaugh
“This bill is intended to promote an agenda and
teach alternative lifestyles,” Rep. Alan Seabaugh,
R-Shreveport said, ending the cautiousness that
governed the discussion for a half hour.“Let’s
not delude ourselves about why we’re here,” he
said, alleging that the bill came “straight out of
the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legislative
playbook.” The next steps, he said, would be
“lawsuits against your local school boards” and
putting “books in elementary schools” that “you
don’t want them to read.”-
http://schoolinginequality.wordpress.com/2011...

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#10 Apr 18, 2013
Dream on! Maybe that would be true if the democrats didn't have so many other shit sandwiches for us to eat!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
RalphB wrote:
Young voters, the future of America, will not be fooled. They support GLBTs by a wide margin. The base of the Republicans is the older white male, and they are becoming the minority. Republicans are locking themselves into oblivion.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#11 Apr 18, 2013
Did the govt grow or shrink under Roosevelt? Did it grow or shrink under Carter (US dept of Educ., DEP)? Did it grow or shrink under Clinton? It shrank under Clinton but only because a Republican Congress put him on a diet! Now, we get to Obama!$6 trillion to $16 is that not growth? Not expansion? Obamacare?(Which a clear cut majority of the American people don't want) Hiring Thousands of new IRS agents! What else? God there's so many!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't count on anything. They've been fooling the electorate for decades. Most people think Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility and Democrats are the party of reckless spending. In fact, history shows just the opposite. Most people think Republicans support freer markets and less bureaucracy. In fact, federal government grows faster under Republican administrations than Democratic. Most people think Republicans conduct themselves in an orderly, thoughtful, civilized manner while Democrats charge ahead half-cocked.
If you repeat a lie often enough--and the media participates in the ruse--it becomes truth. A great example is the widely accepted myth of the liberal media. That myth serves the conservatives who control the media well.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#12 Apr 18, 2013
TerryE wrote:
Did the govt grow or shrink under Roosevelt? Did it grow or shrink under Carter (US dept of Educ., DEP)? Did it grow or shrink under Clinton? It shrank under Clinton but only because a Republican Congress put him on a diet! Now, we get to Obama!$6 trillion to $16 is that not growth? Not expansion? Obamacare?(Which a clear cut majority of the American people don't want) Hiring Thousands of new IRS agents! What else? God there's so many!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Did the government grow or shrink under Reagan? Did government grow or shrink under GHWB? Did government grow or shrink under GWB?

Don't be a fool.

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