In response to ATJ's comment:
Eng, it is nowhere near as simple as you characterize it. The civil rights laws, enacted for very good reason and clearly still needed, address exactly the kind of practices that you seem to be perfectly fine with. Since when does a personal belief system trump someone's right to equal treatment (and yes it is a right) in establishments open to the public? People lost their lives in the '60s protesting the very practices that you seem to think are acceptable. It is a very slippery slope and if Jane Brewer has a gram of common sense she'll veto that bill and move one without batting an eye.
Well, that is interesting
What would you say to Elton John if he decided not to recieve $1M for playing at Rusjh Libauigh's wedding becasue Rush was straight?
I don't see the issue here. A private wedding that outsources their music is entirely different than the business atmosphere to which this bill applies. Apples to oranges.
Better yet, what are you saying about the West Hollywood restraunter taht said that anybody not for LBGT rights is not allowed in his restrauant?
I appreciate the passion of the restaurant owner, but this seems a touch asinine and discriminatory. While I agree with the owner's personal beliefs, this is entirely unfair, much like a business refusing service to gay individuals.
What do you say if I, as a business owner, do want want to do business and write a cointeact with a person i do not trust. then I get sued because he/she is gay? Is that fair?
Again, dude, apples to oranges. You're really reaching here.
Right now we have a President and AG say and cjole other State AG's to selectively ignore laws they dont like. But it is not okay for a photographer to say no to a gay wedding - that was a set up by the plaintiff.
I won't comment on our president's job performance, as it's entirely unrelated to this topic. I see you mentioned multiple logical fallacies below, and this appears to be a classic example of a diversion to another topic. Consistency isn't your strong suit, eh?
It is always
"You have rights as long as you agree with me"
No, this applies to people who think this way. I have my personal beliefs and value system, but I believe in liberty for all. Maybe you're thinking of yourself here...?
To all the people who have this new religion, which is fine, want to change society built on thousand or years. ok fine- It is up to you to make the case on how it should work fairly and not use bullying, name calling or strawman arguments. Which are always at the fore front of progressive bull dozing.
My, oh my... That society that we built over the past thousand years is largely flawed and has committed horrible injustices. If you're okay with slavery, sexism, repression of the young, women, and minorties, then I see why you'd like our thousand year-old society. If you're a fan of equality and equal rights, which you clearly are not, then I would expect you to take no issue with the direction our society is headed.