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    Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill[W:451:959]

    Arizona's Legislature has passed a controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

    Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill - CNN.com

    Gotta love the backass republicans who voted for this.

    Why anyone would live there is beyond me.

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    I actually hear Phoenix is a nice city. But, I haven't been there.

    Shame to hear this passing. The fear of the changing tides, I suppose.
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill - CNN.com

    Gotta love the backass republicans who voted for this.

    Why anyone would live there is beyond me.
    To be fair, as I understand it, the law allows for the denial of service based on religious beliefs and is not restricted to one set of beliefs, that being related to gay and lesbian customers.

    That said, I think it's ludicrous. And doesn't your constitution state that - to paraphrase - no law shall be adopted that promotes or denies religious observance?

    Even if it wasn't idiotic, administration of such a law will be a nightmare.
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    To be fair, as I understand it, the law allows for the denial of service based on religious beliefs and is not restricted to one set of beliefs, that being related to gay and lesbian customers.

    That said, I think it's ludicrous. And doesn't your constitution state that - to paraphrase - no law shall be adopted that promotes or denies religious observance?

    Even if it wasn't idiotic, administration of such a law will be a nightmare.
    That would be the FEDERAL constitution. The law as it has come to be understood currently denies the religious observance of some business holders.

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    It's unlikely that Brewer will sign it and there isn't enough support to overturn a veto.

    While I'm not opposed to the idea I am concerned that the way the bill is written will allow all kinds of buffoonery. - SB1062 - 512R - S Ver

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    Sounds awesome to me!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    So atheist business owners could deny service to religious customers, so long as they assert that it's because of their atheism? Bet that would make a lot of religious idiots scream.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    This bill is just plain stupid, and the Governor should toss it in the ****er.

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    So atheist business owners could deny service to religious customers, so long as they assert that it's because of their atheism? Bet that would make a lot of religious idiots scream.
    Not really. They'd have to deny business to all religious customers. The business wouldn't last long enough for a protest to form.

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

    Brewer has vetoed a similar bill in the past and I expect her to do the same here.

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