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Author: velveeta jones    Date: 2016-04-03 13:00:00

There's an awful lot of angst and fury over bathrooms these days; the battle over being satisfied that one's equipment matches the sign on the door.

And I, for one, think it's about time the governments got involved in this. Velveeta does not want to walk into a Ladies restroom that is clearly marked and find a Victor/Victoria type situation!

Our brave conservatives in North Carolina started the ball rolling so to speak, by making it illegal for one to use a restroom without first checking their birth certificate and then comparing the designated signage to the wording on said birth certificate. They then heroically went a step further and made sure that cities and municipalities could not undo the ordinance. Brilliant! I just hope that Mr. Caitlyn Jenner would visit the governors office in Raleigh. Since "she" is an avowed Ted Cruz supporter I'm sure "she" won't mind obeying this law and using the mens room. Don't forget to wash your hands, dearie, we don't want Gov. Pat McCrory (who claims to be a male) to get your germs.

Due to the success of North Carolina, Mississippi decided outdo their neighbors by making an even stricter version.
HB 1523 would expressly allow businesses and public employees to discriminate against LGBT people but it has been framed by its sponsor, Kim Davis superfan Representative Philip Gunn, as a protection of three “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

These beliefs are that marriage is between a man and a woman, sexual relations should only occur within a heterosexual marriage, and “biological sex” cannot be changed. Only two of these items qualify as beliefs: biological sex characteristics can be changed with hormones and surgery, and the bill’s definition of sex determination is scientifically inaccurate.

Based on these three “beliefs,” HB 1523, grants far-reaching permissions for social workers and private employers alike to deny services to LGBT people.
First and foremost, the bill grants religious organizations immunity from state punishment in the arenas of employment and housing. It also protects any individual who refuses to provide services—including “photography, poetry, videography, disc-jockey services” and “pastry artistry”—for same-sex weddings. As far as proposed anti-LGBT laws go, these provisions are fairly standard.

But the bill also sanctions an extreme range of discrimination far outside the purview of religious organizations. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has called it “appalling” and “horrific.”

HB 1523 would seemingly protect foster or adoptive parents who subject their children to dangerous conversion therapy based on the idea that they wish to “raise a child based upon or in a manner consistent with a sincerely held religious belief.” Like 45 other states, Mississippi does not prohibit the practice of dangerous and debunked conversion therapy techniques on minors. HB 1523, then, would only embolden parents who seek to invalidate the identity of their gay or transgender children.

Now that's what I'm talking about! Lets get these kids into foster homes and the state can use our tax dollars to pay the guardians to beat them straight. This is damn good governing; bursting right inside our homes, even under our pants/skirts.

I'm sure that more states will be onboard with these cutting-edge freedom laws that protect the sanctity of normality once they see how popular they are with all freedom loving people.

And I'm confident that these states will attract lots of new business ventures as well as national conferences; thus bringing in lots of new money. Right?

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