A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
From what I am reading Pence might throw his hat into the GOP presidential hopeful ring. So this is probably a way for him to get on the good side of the religious right. Which will help him in the GOP primaries, but completely kills any chance of him winning the nomination. So in other words he's just another clown in the GOP clown car.
"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."~F.D.R.
"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other."~Mark Twain
If someone buys into that, not my problem, they have the problem.
And the madness grows
LOS ANGELES — Even in a state known for its far-reaching and sometimes outlandish voter initiatives, the one proposed by a Huntington Beach lawyer seems stunning: the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” mandating, among other things, that any person who has sexual relations with someone of the same gender be “put to death by bullets to the head.”
It appears highly unlikely that the lawyer, Matthew G. McLaughlin, can collect the 365,880 signatures of registered voters — 5 percent of the total who voted for governor in the last election — needed to put the initiative on the ballot. Even if he does, it seems even more unlikely that it would ever pass in this state. And even if it did, opponents said, it would almost certainly be thrown out by a judge.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.
This sounds like another state version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, although I didn't see that specified in the article. It's not clear how far states can expand the protection of the Free Exercise Clause beyond what the Supreme Court has held it protects. I don't see why it is not enough just to omit sexual orientation from the list of grounds on which discrimination by public accommodations is prohibited by the state law.