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.
This analogy fails anyway because an identity like sexuality is not the same as an opinion like politics. Allowing grocery stores to ban all christians would actually be a more valid comparison, yet few of these religious fanatics and especially not the governor would ever tolerate THAT.
Few would abide banning blacks from restaurants either. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar. Guess indiana hasn't made any progress since jim crow after all. They're just targeting a different minority they don't care for
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For these "RFRA" to pass muster in court (they're almost always rejected on a case by case basis), there'd have to be a repeal of "equal protection" and also an amendment specifically allowing such discrimination, since SCOTUS ruled that laws of animus towards a minority are unconstitutional
Alternatively, the congress could repeal ENDA and the civil rights act, to at least avoid violating equal protection
Their intent doesn't matter anyway because SCOTUS struck down the law as applies to the states. It only upheld the law in narrowly tailored fashion (health coverage for contraceptives) in the federal "hobby lobby" case and made clear the ruling is not to be justification for laws like indiana's "RFRA" that are so broad they would allow discrimination for any circumstance.
And that's why practically every court has ruled against landlords, "doctors", and employers who tried to use "RFRA" to discriminate
Last edited by chromium; 03-27-15 at 05:07 AM.
The whole state except for a few cities. The kind of places that are 98% white
I grew up on the indiana border and i'm well aware how damn right wing and impoverished the rural areas are. Even the mayor of indianapolis said he wants to make sure this new law doesn't reflect on his city, as it's the rural bigotry masked as "religious freedom" that is behind it
Funny how they do not care about the *freedom* of LGBT, not at all