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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today's media seminar: Labels

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click to enlarge SHEEPS AND GOATS: Should sexual labels be applied to all who vote on civil rights ordinances? Or only on those who are LGBTQ? This is City Board at work Tuesday, or most of them. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • SHEEPS AND GOATS: Should sexual labels be applied to all who vote on civil rights ordinances? Or only on those who are LGBTQ? This is City Board at work Tuesday, or most of them.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coverage today of Little Rock's passage of a non-discrimination ordinance identified the sponsor, Director Kathy Webb, as "gay." Fact. She's, as the saying used to go, an open lesbian.

Does it matter? Should other members of the Board be identified as to their sexual orientation and marital status?

When another city leader somewhere introduces a civil rights ordinance (as many have), should we identify them as heterosexual, if they are?

Discuss.

When a certain former legislator who inherited a vast family fortune testified for a capital gains tax reduction, should he have been identified as filthy rich?

"No one is free until we are all free." — Martin Luther King Jr., as quoted on Twitter the other day by Rep. Nate Bell.

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