Today we get to meet Cresent Hardy, a Nevada state legislator now running for Congress. In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Sun he made the absolutely bizarre argument that protecting gay people from discrimination only creates classes of people and is thus segregation. Or something.
Hardy also would oppose the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a federal measure that would make it a crime for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on the employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity, adding that language to a list of federally protected classes. In 2011, Hardy voted against a similar law in Nevada; Horsford supported it.
“When we create classes, we create that same separation that we’re trying to unfold somehow,” he said. “By continuing to create these laws that are what I call segregation laws, it puts one class of a person over another. We are creating classes of people through these laws.”
So you’ll be okay with repealing all the anti-discrimination laws, including the one saying you can’t be discriminated against for being Christians, right? I mean, we wouldn’t want to create any new “segregation laws” would we? And you might want to look up what the word “segregation” means.