Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
What happened to the "BN Specialist"?
The BN forum seems to have become filled with all this hyper-partisan non-story crap.
Conservatives love to argue that the localities and the states should make the important decisions about our lives since they are closer to the people. But whenever states do things they don't like (gay marriage, medical marijuana, health care) then suddenly they are attacked and laws are even passed on the federal level to prevent them from doing so.
This seemed to me to be another case of "No! Wait! When we said localities should have lots of power, we didn't mean power to do things we disagree with!!!"
First, they pass a tax, to see what kind of blowback they get. If that goes well enough, then they pass a law.
Personally, the tax alone is bad enough, because we shouldn't have to pay punitive taxes for excercising our civil rights.