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ZenNUTS said:   After pondering about it more, I agree it's never a good idea to give any believe system privilege above the law. Having said that, the proposed law is a over reaction against another government over reach when a business refused to serve someone.

 

Yes, that's the conundrum.  On the one hand, I think the majority of us believe that discrimination should be eliminated.  On the other hand -- and I believe it is the reason for the push back by voters in Indiana and other states -- is that the federal government has been actively enacting laws that create specially "protected classes" which expose business owners (both large and small)  to all sorts of expensive and bizarre  lawsuits.  For example, the dating service that got sued for a civil rights discrimination violation by a gay guy because the business only advertised heterosexual partners.  Following that logic, a gay bath house in Hollywood that a gay friend of mine visits should be sued for not having a separate room for heterosexuals, shouldn't they? Same principle  applies to hate crimes based upon race.  When teenagers get into a fight these days, and one of the teenagers is a member of a "specially protected class," the other kids face criminal exposure of civil rights violations.  I don't think this far-reaching government insanity is what those of us who supported equal rights long before it became politically correct had in mind.

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