Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tennessee House to Nashville: You Have to Hate Queers Just Like the Rest of Us!

Earlier in the month the fine city of Nashville passed a law barring companies that discriminate against LGBTs to do business with the city.  The GOP-led Tennessee House said "Aw Hail Naw!" and passed a bill preventing city governments from enacting anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than the states.

"Under state law it is illegal to discriminate against a person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age or national origin.

"The Nashville ordinance prohibits companies that discriminate because of sexual orientation or gender identity from receiving city contracts. It does not apply to local governments' hiring policies for their own workers.

"Casada said having a different set of laws on the state and local level would hurt commerce and that his legislation seeks to 'make sure we are homogenous.'

"However, Democratic Rep. Jeanne Richardson of Memphis said 'what this bill really is is anti-gay.'"

What is it about haters that they insist everyone hate just as much as they?  The Tennessee GOP:  Against big government, except for when it comes to hating the gays.


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