Friday, October 23, 2015

In Florida: An Extreme Religious Freedom Bill Introduced

Foolishness in Florida!

State Rep. Julio Gonzalez filed a religious freedom bill that is completely bogus and ridic. HB 401 is Gonzalez's response to (as he claims) the erosion of religious liberty.

This bill basically denies LGBT peeps regular access to everything things like, medical care and for-profit businesses.

Here's more from Equality Florida:
“This extreme bill doesn’t affirm existing law; it goes much further than that. In addition to churches, it would allow individuals, for-profit businesses, health care providers, non-profit adoption agencies and others to discriminate against anyone they want, for personal reasons.

Legal experts say this bill is even worse than the disastrous Indiana bill that sparked a nationwide backlash. Indiana’s governor called a hasty special session to repeal that costly mistake.

Not only would passing this bill tell the rest of the country that Florida is a mean-spirited, discriminatory state. It would also allow a healthcare provider to deny reproductive and contraceptive services to women; retailers to refuse service to LGBT people; a day care to refuse admittance of a child with LGBT parents, and many other outcomes we believe most people would find deeply unfair.”
Read it here:

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