Sunday, December 20, 2015

Making Discrimination Constitutional "Just One (GOP) Election Victory Away"

"Six of the Republican candidates vying for the presidency have signed a pledge promising to support legislation during their first 100 days in the White House that would use the guise of 'religioius liberty' to give individuals and businesses the right to openly discriminate against LGBT people.

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee vowed to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), legislation that would prohibit the federal government from stopping discrimination by people or businesses that believe 'marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman' or that 'sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.'...

...Additionally, Bush, Graham, Paul, and now for the first time, Donald Trump, have publicly expressed support for FADA.

(Maggie) Gallagher (Senior Fellow at American Principles Project) added that a Republican win in 2016 could mean that FADA becomes a reality. 'Real, concrete protections for gay marriage dissenters appear to be just one election victory away,' she said."

eye'm thynkin':  If ever there was a reason to get out and vote Democrat, that statement is it.  

That these people would even give a passing glance to the creation of a constitutional amendment written to specifically discriminate against one segment of the population boggles the mind, and yet they are not only openly supporting it, they are promising to make it a priority. 

Considering Republican campaign platforms so far, hearing that the GOP wants to append legal discrimination to the U.S. Constitution should not surprise me, but it does.  This is not my America.

Read more at Think Progress

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