Thursday, February 27, 2014

The good ol' boys long for the good ol' days

Nevermind the ongoing embarrassment a similar bill caused Arizona -- the thought of having a chance to kick certain people out of diners has an appeal to some in the South, tradition and all that.
A bill moving swiftly through the Georgia House of Representatives would allow business owners who believe homosexuality is a sin to openly discriminate against gay Americans by denying them employment or banning them from restaurants and hotels.
Not only identical to Arizona's awful attempt, but particularly rich coming from one of the ol' cornerstones of the Confederacy.

Similar argument's were made in the 1950s and 1960s.

One could note they failed...eventually, though apparently stupid arguments are both immoral and immortal.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

I am truly heartened and inspired by the righteous outrage about this law thundering from the pulpits, lecterns and minbar of America. Not even snake handlers want to be associated with such blatant bigotry.

“Love the sinner; hate the sin” is not just hypocritical tripe.

Anonymous said...

Though I imagine there are some old bigots out there who wish they'd thought of that.

pansypoo said...

sharing is hard.

Anonymous said...

Well...damn...apparently they did try

Anonymous said...

How exactly would these laws work? I mean does the owner stand at the front door of the diner and inspect customers for "gayness?

Anonymous said...

Gotta love Georgia and its continuing effort to compete with Alabama and Mississippi as the asshole of the South.