The hate bill watch: 14 anti-LGBT bills | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The hate bill watch: 14 anti-LGBT bills

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 8:10 AM

BUT, IN ARKANSAS: Being gay is another matter.
  • BUT, IN ARKANSAS: Being gay is another matter.
Here's a handy spread sheet (I think I've cleared up access issue on Google docs, let me know if not) on the many bills filed aimed at the rights of transgender and LGBT people. Most are aimed at doing harm to those rights, of course.

The spread sheet includes links to each bill. Among the latest efforts to marginalize human beings is Rep. Bob Ballinger's idea to provide broad protection for people who discriminate in the name of religion. It would protect government payments and tax benefits for those who refuse to serve or even actively discriminate against LGBT people because, well, their morals demand it.

Marriage, bathrooms, indecent exposure, birth certificates, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, public accommodations discrimination. It's all covered. Golden rule? Don't bother looking.

Dark days these are.

Tags: , , , , , ,


Favorite

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Little Rock school activists announce events for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis

    The group is not affiliated with the official "Reflections of Progress" commemoration of the 60th anniversary. However, at least two of the Little Rock Nine may be joining the group for an event at 2:30 p.m. at the state Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • Trump tariffs hit farmers hard

    Well, the trade war has begun and the early returns for farmers are not good — sharp reductions in the prices for soybeans and corn. You may have heard that Arkansas, which overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump, has some agricultural interests, particularly in soybeans.
    • Jul 6, 2018
  • Arkansas legislature rejects bipartisan effort to study race relations

    On Friday, the Arkansas Legislative Council soundly rejected a bipartisan effort by two senators to to create a temporary legislative subcommittee to study race relations in the state.
    • Sep 15, 2017

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation