Gay Rights Advocates Move to Increase Protections in Kansas

Mar 3, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

Having won a key legislative fight with social conservatives in Kansas, gay rights advocates aren't content with simply blocking a measure they said would have encouraged businesses and government workers to refuse to serve gays and lesbians in the name of religious freedom.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

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More important will be defeating the constitutional amendment being proposed in Oregon to allow people to refuse service to gays & lesbians.

Hopefully the court in Oregon overturns their marriage ban so all our efforts & money can go into defeating the "no gays allowed" amendment.
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Kansas lawmakers are so paralyzed with homophobia disability they'll never accomplish anything in their lifetimes
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
More important will be defeating the constitutional amendment being proposed in Oregon to allow people to refuse service to gays & lesbians.
Hopefully the court in Oregon overturns their marriage ban so all our efforts & money can go into defeating the "no gays allowed" amendment.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title II - Public Accommodation; clearly overrides anything the Oregon Legislative; Judicial; and state voting public can brew up
http://www.citizensource.com/History/20thCen/...

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Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Kansas lawmakers are so paralyzed with homophobia disability they'll never accomplish anything in their lifetimes
That state runs RED to the core. My state (MO) is close but thanks to our Gov.Nixon (D) that won't happen.

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Rainbow Kid wrote:
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title II - Public Accommodation; clearly overrides anything the Oregon Legislative; Judicial; and state voting public can brew up
http://www.citizensource.com/History/20thCen/...
It would be less expensive and better for our momentum if the proposed Oregon constitutional amendment was defeated by the voters instead of being passed and having to go to court again.

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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It would be less expensive and better for our momentum if the proposed Oregon constitutional amendment was defeated by the voters instead of being passed and having to go to court again.
You noticed that California bigots had to admit they couldn't get enough signatures to stop legislation in that state. It seems likely Oregon will have even more trouble getting signatures for this initiative. Keeping fingers crossed...

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You noticed that California bigots had to admit they couldn't get enough signatures to stop legislation in that state. It seems likely Oregon will have even more trouble getting signatures for this initiative. Keeping fingers crossed...
The bar is pretty low in Oregon. They only need 116,000 signatures (8% of the last governor vote total).
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What hypocrites gays are!

http://eaglerising.com/4959/fascist-gay-lobby...

"I think Mr. Darden is well within his rights to refuse service to anyone he chooses – but given the recent spate of lawsuits against Christian business owners for not serving at gay weddings – it seems like the outcry from the liberal community should be immediate. They’ve been the ones saying that Christians’ refusal to perform at gay weddings amounted to a new kind of “Jim Crow”– so wouldn’t this be similar?

The fact is that the gay lobby and the liberal community have overplayed their hand. They have been refusing service (and worse) to conservatives FOR YEARS. Whether the issue has been homosexuality, immigration, abortion, etc. they have always found reasons to marginalize and attack us. Now that Christians have turned the tables and refused to perform at gay weddings, the gay lobby has gotten litigious."

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/4959/fascist-gay-lobby...
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Something else to think about (if you can):

http://chicksontheright.com/posts/item/25498-... ''

"And this is where it gets kind of hilarious, because this is what liberals demand, right? A tolerance and acceptance of cultural differences. They love diversity and multiculturalism, except when it personally affects them. But as Levant writes, "In the past, human rights commissions have been a great ally to gay activists. Because, traditionally, gay activists have complained against Christians. And white Christians are the one ethnic identity group that human rights commissions don’t value, and that multiculturalism doesn’t include."

He's absolutely right. Just think about the bakers being told they have to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Or the transsexual male demanding access to the women's locker room in Calfornia. Or the private bed and breakfasts run by Christians who are forced to take in gay couples. There's a trend here to give in to the LGBT community's demands, because they're often the ones screeching the loudest about how offended they are that people don't accept them.

But perhaps now they've met their match,"

Read the article to find out what their match is

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Chance wrote:
What hypocrites gays are!
http://eaglerising.com/4959/fascist-gay-lobby...
"I think Mr. Darden is well within his rights to refuse service to anyone he chooses – but given the recent spate of lawsuits against Christian business owners for not serving at gay weddings – it seems like the outcry from the liberal community should be immediate. They’ve been the ones saying that Christians’ refusal to perform at gay weddings amounted to a new kind of “Jim Crow”– so wouldn’t this be similar?
The fact is that the gay lobby and the liberal community have overplayed their hand. They have been refusing service (and worse) to conservatives FOR YEARS. Whether the issue has been homosexuality, immigration, abortion, etc. they have always found reasons to marginalize and attack us. Now that Christians have turned the tables and refused to perform at gay weddings, the gay lobby has gotten litigious."
Read more at http://eaglerising.com/4959/fascist-gay-lobby...
The obvious difference being the hairdresser isn't refusing to cut her hair because she's a woman or a Hispanic, but rather on her individual actions.

A baker could refuse a gay customer (or any other customer) if they are acting inappropriately as well, but not just because they're gay- or a woman or Hispanic.
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The obvious difference being the hairdresser isn't refusing to cut her hair because she's a woman or a Hispanic, but rather on her individual actions.
A baker could refuse a gay customer (or any other customer) if they are acting inappropriately as well, but not just because they're gay- or a woman or Hispanic.
That's a stretch.

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Chance wrote:
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That's a stretch.
Except it's not.

Anti-discrimination laws apply to discrimination based on a person being a member of a particular group. In the case of New Mexico, that's race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation.

Refusing service because someone belongs to one of those groups is illegal.

Refusing service because someone if being an ass is legal.
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Except it's not.
Anti-discrimination laws apply to discrimination based on a person being a member of a particular group. In the case of New Mexico, that's race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation.
Refusing service because someone belongs to one of those groups is illegal.
Refusing service because someone if being an ass is legal.
I would like to point out that refusing service because you are part of one of those groups is also illegal. The sword slices both ways
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Chance wrote:
What hypocrites gays are!
http://eaglerising.com/4959/fascist-gay-lobby...
"I think Mr. Darden is well within his rights to refuse service to anyone he chooses – but given the recent spate of lawsuits against Christian business owners for not serving at gay weddings – it seems like the outcry from the liberal community should be immediate. They’ve been the ones saying that Christians’ refusal to perform at gay weddings amounted to a new kind of “Jim Crow”– so wouldn’t this be similar?
The fact is that the gay lobby and the liberal community have overplayed their hand. They have been refusing service (and worse) to conservatives FOR YEARS. Whether the issue has been homosexuality, immigration, abortion, etc. they have always found reasons to marginalize and attack us. Now that Christians have turned the tables and refused to perform at gay weddings, the gay lobby has gotten litigious."
Read more at http://eaglerising.com/4959/fascist-gay-lobby...
The solution to your problem is to join a gay church
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I guess Christians done sue for what they believe their rights should be?
Pharmacist Sues Walgreens Alleging Religious Bias
http://www.religiontoday.com/news/pharmacist-...
Christian woman to sue for right not to work on Sundays
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-new...
Christian midwife sues hospital, says trousers against her religion
http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/08/02/chris...

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