The conservatives are anti-freedom.
Gay rights and transgendered rights are two separate issues. To treat them the same is disrespectful to both issues. Protecting sexual orientation is a no brainer. Protecting transgendered rights is a much more complicated issue. You are going to force businesses to allow men to use the women's restroom if they are transgendered, even at an elementary school, you will force companies to allow men to work in women's clothes, in most cases this won't matter but there are some areas where the business will suffer. The military us already looking at elimination of the woman's uniform and making all members wear the same unisex uniform. Which I think is good, but if it reduces female recruiting it will be a loss to our country.
What liberals don't understand is that conservative don't give a rip about sexual orientation. Idaho is a right to work state. I could be fired for any reason and any time and for no wrong doing. How many Law suits are on the the Idaho Supreme court calendar for violations of someones rights based on sexual orientation? I do not discriminate based on a persons sexual orientation. I have many friends that may be considered in this group. If you have a grievance to air because of some wrong doing then take it to the courts. Prove you was discriminated against because of your sexual orientation. When you prove that in that courts then you can get laws changed. If you don't like the way Idaho is ran feel free to move to one of the other 49 states in this union. I hear California is quit Liberal and maybe more to your liking. When we turn into a country that allows the minority to rule we as a country will have failed. Is this insensitive? Maybe, but be clear that I don't and never have judged you and it is not my place to judge. I do have the freedom to speak my mind in a open forum.
Why is that liberals always resort to name calling. I find it so amusing to see how intolerant they actually are, when one does not agree with them!
Conservatives and bigotry go hand in hand. Conservatism is a mental illness. the radical right wing GOP say they are for freedom, yet they oppose gays marrying whoever they want. The GOP are the anti-freedom party.
If they truly thought they could make a case for denying the demands of the protesters, they would not have acted like they did...they knew they really couldn't, so just like so many bigots, they pretend they are being "menaced" and those standing in the state capital, which belongs to EVERYONE, suddenly are "trespassing" for having the audacity to seek redress for grievances that make these bigots "uncomfortable."
Sad. When the police, obeying orders, arrest people that are protesting to have their human and civil rights recognized, the democracy comes out diminished. Arresting them, with the pretext they were blocking the passage to the lawmakers, shows only the high level of intolerance and mental blindness the GOP has reached.
A couple of centuries plus ago, English colonialists stood against the law by facing British troops. They had a grievance that the power of authority would not heed. From these demonstrations came our Constitution; the legislators in Idaho are abusing that document and using the same methods as King George did against the peaceful demonstrators who, like their forefathers, have a grievance said legislators appear to ignore.
Years from now, when the words are inevitably added, those 44 people will be on the right side of history. And our children and grandchildren will look at those images much like I view the images of the students sitting at the lunch counter at Woolworth's, where they could not be served because of the color of their skin. I remain optimistic that tolerance will eventually prevail.
the sad part is is the legislature is doing what the majority of the people want, in a state with more than one and a half million residents 44 protesters ( .002% of the population) aren't going to change any law no matter what that law is. heck do even get a proposed amendment looked at you need 6% of the population to have signed it which is 3000 times the number of people that showed up to protest. And if we are being honest there is no way that there are 3000 supporters for every one protestor
Idaho will have to be pushed, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. Our state politicians are a disgrace.
Shame on you, senators, for suspending the rule that allowed Nicole LeFavour to remain on the floor. How can you look at yourselves?
I'm very proud of these protesters, for standing their ground and fighting for civil rights. Seems to be anymore, groups of Idahoans just like this one are being regularly forced into taking things into their own hands because our legislators just aren't listening anymore. You have to ask yourselves, "WHO are they really working for?"
Keep up the fight!
If you practice Bigotry for religious reasons, then its O.K.!? The Taliban would agree!
Boise State is more like a high-school, comparing it to a "truck-driving school", is offensive to truck-driving schools across the nation. How many times can Boise reporters mention the football team?
"We've known of them for quite a while"
This is like someone who actually voted for the little shrub more than once.
Slow on the uptake.
Jeez; this guy (Denney) really must want to pad his State pension. After his staged "tour" of the finer roadside dining establishments in Idaho to assess his viability, he's now associating with hillbillies in Louisiana and Raul Labrador. What? Does he think Idahoans will relate to swamp things and tea-baggers too?
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Useless statistics, just like the Federal ones.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Idaho Repulsican & Tea Brainer legislators just use "states rights" as an cover to practice Bigotry against Blacks, Dark skinned minorities, LGBTs and Poor People. A deep strain of Good Old Fashioned Southern Bigotry is entrenched in Idaho.
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