A couple of well intended Boise City Councilors are about to propose a gay rights ordinance which “would not apply to churches, religious schools, groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, and local, state and federal governments. Existing law limits how the city can regulate those organizations,” according to the DAILY PAPER.
In Sandpoint they passed a similar law and there have been no cases brought to court.
If City Councilors want the gay vote, pass a resolution opposing discrimination, but don’t make another toothless law with provisions for “sensitivity training” which applies to a narrow part of society. They are trying to sell the idea on the basis of “public safety and economic development,” claiming such an ordinance would encourage businesses to relocate in Boise. The Chamber of Commerce is already on board.
The GUARDIAN suggests laws should apply to all persons and note that discrimination is simply wrong. Why don’t these counselors concern themselves with discrimination of heterosexuals as well? Would a landlord be guilty of discrimination for turning away a sexually active hetero white man with multiple partners? Keep government out of the bedroom!
It sounds nice to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, but similar laws are already on the books. Next move will be one of those infamous $24,500 surveys.
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