Bill allowing discrimination against LGBT set to become law in Arkansas

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by iBlazed, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    Keep it trashy, Arkansas, keep it trashy. Funny part is they think they're opening themselves up to more businesses coming to the state, when the reality is most fortune 500 companies and business organizations support LGBT equality. Thank you, Arkansas, for ensuring the South remains "the South". Just to be clear, Arkansas never even has state laws protecting LGBT people but some cities decided to pass the ordinances on their own, this bill will now ban that. Small government and all. Real Americans™

    It's high time the federal government adds sexual orientation no non-discrimination laws and void all state laws to the contrary. Won't happen with Republicans in congress, so we may have to wait until future President Clinton's term for that.


    According to the Daily Beast, the city of Little Rock is already drafting a new anti-discrimination law just so it can lead the lawsuit to have the new state law overturned. Ultimately, these desperate attempts by the right probably won't stand up in court.
  2. kds1 Suspended


    Feb 17, 2013
    New York, New York
    Hicks. That's all these people are. It's like the 1960's all over again. Different time, some of the same people, same ignorance.
  3. TimelessOne macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    Really the gop needs to stop trying to cater to the people full of hate and bigotry. They really should of said **** you to them a long time ago. The net loss would be zero and they would of gangs a lot more people.

    But hey they can keep pushing hate.
  4. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    History is sure going to look back fondly on the South once again in a social issue. :rolleyes:
  5. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I really need to make some sort of counter for how many times you post the exact same post "GOP...Bigotry and Hate..."

    It'd hit 1000 in a matter of days, I swear.
  6. TimelessOne macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    Oh yeah. I would not be surprised if they get the same over sight due to endless bs laws trying to discriminated against gays like they did against African American.

    It is even sadder to see the same stupid argument used to justify discrimination in the 60's used again. Yet they do it.

    I also fully expect this thread to get derailed and the conservative members to again refuse to answer the same questions and claim they are done with the thread. Could the mods just lock this thread as we all know the end results.
  7. hulugu macrumors 68000


    Aug 13, 2003
    quae tangit perit Trump
    It's a fair critique, on the other hand, what's with state Republicans who keep trying to construct such laws? Aside from lining the pockets of conservative lawyers and their opposites at the ACLU, et al., what's the point?

    Large companies aren't going to come to a state with discriminatory laws because their employees won't want to move there and for those companies already there, they're not going to change their corporate policies because they won't want to deal with the HR headache.

    Allowing discrimination is an inherently bad idea, so what makes this such a popular idea among conservatives?
  8. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    It's not only that. Larger corporations have more to gain or lose from a PR standpoint. Discrimination doesn't typically have a favorable and predictable net effect, especially when it relates to something that receives media attention.
  9. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Am I reading this right?

    It is a bill that in some way is attacking the rights of homosexuals, or is it a bill that puts homosexuals with equal standing with everyone else?
  10. dec. Suspended


    Apr 15, 2012
    I'm glad that there are people like him out there, not all swallow that "god" stuff.
  11. TimelessOne macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    the bill basically is giving a blank check to any one saying they want to fire someone one because they are gay.
    It will allow a business to refuse service to any one because they are gay and claim "religion"

    It does not really effect many in the end of the day. The ones who really would use this law pretty much would be full of hate and bigotry. There is a reason why that is the GOP new tag line and people like SLC try to make a joke of it when it is pointed out that his party is this way.

    It is sad that things like this use to be minority of the party and the majority of the party would shut them up or at the very least ignore them. They can not longer claim that at all. It is quickly becoming the majority as the more open minded people are jumping the sinking ship.
  12. hulugu macrumors 68000


    Aug 13, 2003
    quae tangit perit Trump
    The bill is rather short, but what it does is create a uniform nondiscrimination laws across the state and prohibits counties and cities from adopting or enforcing "an ordinance, resolution, rule, or policy that creates a protected classification or prohibits discrimination on a basis not contained in state law."

    Now, this could be a fine bill and could even place the cities under the state's nondiscrimination law, however, the state law allows for discrimination of gay people.

    And, it's unusual because typically cities and counties are allowed to create their own laws with regard to zoning, terms of contracts, etc.

    So, the state is wrestling an important part of local control away from citizens in order to increase discrimination.

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