God dammit, United States. I go AWOL on the road traveling and you go and do shit like this.
Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and others, based on religious differences.
Under the terms of the bill, businesses in the state could refuse service to anyone whose religious or philosophical beliefs differ from their own. They could not, however, refuse service based on areas protected under federal law, which does not include the LGBT community.
The legislation was sparked by a lawsuit filed in April by the American Civil Liberties Union against a florist in Richland, Wash., who, based on her religious beliefs, denied service to a gay couple who were getting married, The Associated Press reports.
The faithful who support this bill are adults. How do they not see the irony in a supposed religion of love prioritizing telling you precisely who to hate?
Let’s take this one to the Supreme Court. Pretty please.