Like so many things they don’t get, individual rights and liberties belong to all persons no matter what their gender or sexual preference. “Preference” sounds like an option. Genetics determine sexual orientation, and that is a preferred and more accurate description.
For those who can’t pass science because they are stuck on creationism, they would have difficulty understanding the foundation.
A Politico story this morning by Manu Raju is titled, “GOP faces another gay rights balancing act.”
What, may one ask are they balancing?
On one hand, the Politico story opens with evidence that the GOP is changing its drift.
"Sen. Jeff Flake backed the House’s 2007 bill to extend workplace protections to gays and lesbians. Sen. John McCain’s wife, Cindy, signed a gay-rights petition to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
And when another gay-rights measure came up in 2010 — repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on LGBT individuals from serving openly in the military — North Carolina GOP Sen. Richard Burr joined Democrats to kill the long-standing policy.”
Now, ENDA is going onto the floor again.
“The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is legislation proposed in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.”
Here is what balancing means.
“They are balancing growing public acceptance of gay rights against concerns that the bill — which includes provisions addressing gender identity — is too expansive and doesn’t do enough to protect religious institutions.”
How is individual liberty and equal rights and protection too expansive? What they really don’t like is that the law gets into religious underwear, so to speak.