Saturday, February 22, 2014

Arizona Legislature Pass Bills That Makes Discrimination Legal on Basis of Religious Beliefs

Unbelievably, I'm writing this blog post, but the Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill granting the right to discriminate against pretty much anyone if your religion does not approve of them.

Yep.  That's where we are now in our least in Arizona.  Similar laws were passed in Kansas and defeated in Tennessee over the past few days, but the Arizona bill is perilously close to becoming law.

The Arizona Senate passed an identical bill on Wednesday which means the Senate and House versions will now go to Governor Jan Brewer for her signature.  If she signs the bill, it becomes legal to deny services to people you disagree with on a religious basis.

Of course, this fine bill is just a few months from being overturned in Arizona.  It's like a sport this time of year in Arizona.

Until then, pending the Governor's signature, Arizona welcomes you back to 1950.  Yeah, but it's a DRY heat.

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