As we verbally grimaced last week on this very blog, Indiana went for the gusto before the weekend and signed a pro-discrimination piece of shit, er, legislation
that will effectively allow businesses and individuals to refuse service to serve people of a sexual orientation they don't support. It's just part of a scourge of State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts that are currently plaguing legislative dockets across the country, including right here in Florida,
where transitioning people will be asked to avoid using bathrooms that match their identified sex (because "biological" sex is where it's at; just ask the Catholic Church) and, thanks to Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford,
we could be living under a similar law to that of Indiana should our own Republican supermajority have its way. Obviously, this is all a bunch of nut-grabbing and pearl-clutching brought to you out of revenge from the conservative right for the horrendous trespasses of LGBT people wanting to be treated like people – and winning, judicially. It also stinks of model legislation borne of groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council
and the Koch Brothers. Though proponents of the bills are intimating that this is no big deal – Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have supported religious freedom bills in the past, and there is a federal law that protects individuals – none of that applies here. Watch below as Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence lies his way through an ABC This Week
interview recorded yesterday. But pay special attention to the opening piece that shows Indiana's economy facing a landslide in the shadow of this pathetic law. Major sports events might be at stake, which clearly has Pence on the defense, though not enough to suggest that LGBT folk could be protected from it. Pity. The. Fool.