hey friends! lets talk about what is happening in my state Indiana
Our great governor (sarcasm) Mike Pence has passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is BAD
let me tell you why it is bad
Religious Freedom Restoration Act is targeted towards the LGBT+ community to where any business can turn away any customer if they feel that if it goes against their religion
now i’m not stupid but that is black and white discrimination
and don’t sit there and try to say “if i owned a business i would want to control who my customers are too” that’s not how public businesses work, this is not how life works, you cannot just discriminate a customer solely on their sexuality
From the IndyStar here’s a very interesting quote “Sure, it is cleverly labeled with a market-tested name (the Religious Freedom bill), but please don’t be fooled: This is nothing more than a government endorsement of discrimination. Yes, in this land of liberty, our state’s government is prepared to push into law a measure allowing one group of people to tell others that they are not equal and not welcome at their businesses.”
Remember the laws against POC?
homophobia is becoming blind sided just like racism was back then and even with companies such as Chick-Fil-A, Cracker Barrel, Urban Outfitters, and Boy Scouts of America publicly admitting not supporting gay rights
now if a company were to say today that they didn’t support racial rights everyone would go what the fuck?
i’m a firm believer that you have as much choice of your sexuality as you do of your skin color; not a damn choice
this is not only a problem in my state Indiana but also Alabama, Arizone, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missoui, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virgina. i know me writing a long ranting post isn’t going to help anything but i want to spread awareness about this on going issue of LGBT community being discriminated time after time and the government isn’t doing anything about it
having gay marriage is cool, but when you don’t have gay rights what is the point?