Friday, January 8, 2016

Republican Lawmakers in Alaska Prefile Bills That Would Legalize Discrimination Against Gay Families

The Republican Party continues to do whatever it can to remind people that it wants to find ways to legally discriminate against gay people and our families. The latest effort is up in Alaska, where two separate bills have been prefiled by Republican lawmakers:
Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) and Rep. Dave Talerico (R-Healy) have introduced bills in their respective chambers — SB 120 and HB 236 — which provide for individuals the right to deny marriage applicants “services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of a marriage.” 

Ironically, under the auspices of these proposals, the same opt-out clause could also be applied in cases of race, age, disability, or national origin.
These bills don't appear to be just limited to wedding officiants.

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