LOUISIANA: Senate Committee Advances LGBT Anti-Discrimination Employment Bill In 4-3 Vote

Two weeks ago Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order banning employment discrimination against LGBT state employees. Today the chance for wider protections advanced. Via the Associated Press:

Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee. Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, changed her vote Thursday to move the bill out of the Senate Labor Committee and to a full Senate debate. With Barrow’s switched vote, the committee advanced the measure with a 4-3 vote.

Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans, described his bill as protecting LGBT people’s human rights. “What if it wasn’t a decision? What if it wasn’t a choice?” Carter said. “There are people, day in and day out, in this country, in this state, in this city, in this building, that are discriminated against for whatever reason because they happen to be a part of the class we are trying to protect.”

The bill is opposed by the usual suspects. A parallel bill has yet to be considered by the Louisiana House.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Could Louisiana actually be dragging itself out of the Deep-South hate-sewer? I hope so.

    • Cackalaquiano

      don’t hold your breath…

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Wait, you want me to waste this bong hit?

        • Cackalaquiano

          puff puff give, man!

        • peacfulseas inWA

          For medicinal purposes only.

          • Judas Peckerwood

            Proudly recreational here in PDX.

          • peacfulseas inWA

            A combination of recreational and medicinal here in the 4thcorner.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Illegal here in Louisiana. Like that stops anyone.

          • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I know, right? I know more old people who use weed than youngsters (unfortunately) and there are a LOT of youngins smoking de weed!

        • Joseph Miceli

          If you wasted that my religion would require me to shun you.
          Please don’t.

          • Judas Peckerwood

            No problem — clearly my parents wanted me to be shunned, or else they wouldn’t have named me Judas and raised me in their conservative christian faith.

    • another_steve

      Can you imagine the impact on Louisiana’s economy if the United Queerdom of America decided to boycott Mardi Gras?

      Case closed.

      • Queequeg

        That wouldn’t have stopped Pyuish.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Not all that much, actually. It would be noticed, but most of the tourists are straight.
        No, I think they are actually doing it because it just makes all around business sense to stand out from the other idiots. Right now we are in such bad shape because of Jindal’s bullshit our state wants EVERY dollar. We can’t afford a boycott like North Carolina is suffering. If we can draw some of that business PERMANENTLY from North Carolina….well then….

        • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Hey, I hear rumblin’s in Baton Rouge about legal weed! There is hope yet!

      • kevin vincent

        it’s funny how homophobes whine about pride parades being indecent when Madi Gras makes them look TAME what is Madi Gras if not women having an excuse to expose their breasts over and over and getting drunk off your ass? Not to mention how intergal voodoo is to New Orleans

        • NancyP

          Yes, the St. Louis Mardi Gras parade and festivities are generally much more lewd and suggestive than St. Louis Pride parade.

    • WhoDat

      We’re trying our best.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        I’m rooting hard for y’all!

      • You my friend have massive stones for living down there, good on you, stay safe!

        • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Hey, s/he may be like me, don’t got no other place to go! At least we’ve got good food and good family here…

          • Hopefully some day, if you want to, you can get the heck outta there 🙂

      • Chucktech

        Showing Piyush Jindal the door and putting David Vitter’s career on ice is a great start!

        • Joseph Miceli

          Hell yes!!!

          • Sarahsgallagher4

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    • kaydenpat

      Looks like it. Thankfully.

    • Joseph Miceli

      I never thought I’d live to see the day. I live in Kenner. These are the people who voted for DAVID DUKE!!!! Steve Scalise is royalty down here!
      I am just flat out amazed.

  • JT

    “What if it wasn’t a decision? What if it wasn’t a choice?”

    It’s unfortunate if that has to make a difference.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I don’t think it makes a difference to the haters. People don’t choose to be black (for the most part :-)) but that doesn’t stop the hate.

      • JT

        My point is: so what if some people choose. WTF difference does that make? These asswipes need some “excuse” for gay sex, as if one were needed.

        • peacfulseas inWA

          That was always my take during the marriage equality fight. What difference does it make whether innate or choice if it doesn’t affect the ignorant beast who object. In other words mind your business.

          • JT

            Right. Since there’s nothing wrong with same sex sex, it doesn’t matter whether the participants merely choose to do it on a whim or whether it’s based on some more fundamental kind of desire.

          • Homo Erectus

            I’ve always asked “If it’s a choice, who gave you the right to make that choice for me?”

          • D.M.S.

            Just trying help you get back to how all of us were created, heterosexual.

          • Homo Erectus

            Yeah, whatever – troll.

        • GC

          Maybe, as someone suggested, they hate and envy people who are comfortable enjoying sex for its own sake, without apology, without fear, without appealing to some supposed divine mandate to “be fruitful and multiply” and make babies.

          I appreciate Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy’s attempt to reclaim the word “slut” to be a positive term for someone of any gender who has the courage to live by the conviction that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you.

    • Cackalaquiano

      this is such an important point. It really shouldn’t hinge on whether it’s a choice or not. It’s about whether one gets to discriminate or not.

      • grada3784

        Middle Ages? Don’t you mean into the 1950’s?

        Those nuns fucked me up badly enough that I jerk off with the wrong hand.

        • Most everyone else was over it by than.

        • Most everyone else was over it by then.
          My grand mother trained me to be right-handed in the cradle, overtime I’ve started using my left hand for that.

    • BearEyes

      or that he would even consider that possibility when it’s clearly not a “choice”.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, hell, I’ve stopped arguing that. So fucking what if it IS a choice?? I’m free to pursue my life, liberty and happiness any goddam way I legally chose to do so.

      Religion is a goddam choice and we laws out the wazoo to protect that bullshit, so I don’t want to hear you BS that being gay is “a choice.”

    • kaydenpat

      True. Religion and politics are federally protected and both are choices.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      It makes a HUGE difference in a lot of the legal issues that get discussed in this blog.

      The entire basis of the mental health care profession’s discrediting the whole ex-gay torture thing (which they would call “reparative therapy”) is that people have whatever sexual orientation they have and to try to change that only does damage. If sexual orientation was just a choice, I don’t see how you could make laws blocking parents from trying to get their kids to make different choices (anorexia, bulimia, drug use could be considered chosen behaviors).

      Another area where it would make a difference is in determining whether LGBT’s are a protected class (the goal of the much-cited “add the four words” movement). If sexual orientation is considered a choice or decision, I don’t see how it could be considered in the same category as gender, race or disability.

      • JT

        Yes, of course, it has been used that way. But I was not talking about how this matter has been used but rather whether it should be the major consideration on this issue or at this stage.

        My point was about the possibility of its being a choice for some and whether that should undermine permissibility (and so make it impermissible for those).

        As to protected classes, religion is also considered protected but that may involve choice and can be changed.

        As to “treatment” for change, discrediting a kind of “therapy” can rest on its being damaging to the individual, regardless of whether the change sought is a matter of choice. Some kind of brain washing procedure aimed at changing a person’s desire for a career or something else might cause damage and make the person worse off, even if it could be effective in causing a change. It might be discredited for that reason, especially if there was nothing wrong with the original choice.

  • Well color me shocked. It’s just a start, but Bravo! 🙂

  • bkmn

    I appreciate the effort but in the bigger picture the Louisiana Democratic party needs to work on finding better candidates so they can some day take control of the legislature away from the GOP. It is nice they are giving it a try but I think they need to think big picture.

    • BearEyes

      it’s almost as if the dems needs some sort of 50 state strategy to groom the next generation of democratic leaders.
      oh wait – did I say that – out loud?

      • TrollopeReader

        Not loud enough for DW-S to hear …. *sigh*

      • bkmn

        From your lips to DWS ears….not likely but we can hope.

  • Alan S. Lee

    You think this would have happened if they had elected a republican governor?

    • Octavio

      But . . but . . . but Dems and Republican’ts are exactly the same. Just aks our resident Socialist Party clarion. He’ll cut and paste you to death with his deeply researched proof.

      • Reality.Bites

        Which oddly enough, never, ever has anything to do with what he’s being challenged on, but is invariably a litany of Democratic Party (and ONLY Democratic Party) past shortcomings and misdeeds. (Which of course are numerous. I’m not blind to any party’s faults. I am, however, not going to keep blaming any party for what they did in the past, in different circumstances. Otherwise I’d never be able to vote for anyone, ever. I don’t blame the Republican Party for their past either. I blame them for their present.)

        • Octavio

          You’re open minded. I still blame Cheney for most of the world’s ills. 🙂

          • Reality.Bites

            I wouldn’t say I’m open-minded. The marriage debate here was settled in 2006 and I’m probably at least a decade away from where I could consider voting Conservative against a criminally corrupt Liberal government.

          • Unless there is another mass change in the parties(southern strategy), I don’t see myself ever voting republican.

          • Reality.Bites

            Well yes, it is somewhat different. In Canada an unacceptably right-wing Conservative government still means government-funded abortion on demand, single-payer universal health care and no capital punishment. They’re just unacceptably surly about it.

      • oikos

        Who’s paying you piggy?

        • Octavio

          I found some change in the back of the sofa this afternoon. 🙂

          • oikos

            Obot

          • Joseph Miceli

            DOMA DEM!!!!

        • Joseph Miceli

          Trolita isn’t a pig! She has adorable little troll horns that just poke up out of her blond sausage curls. Admittedly, she does grunt quite a bit while throwing a cut and paste tantrum.

      • Joseph Miceli

        My poor little Trolita! Apparently her nap is over and she’s back out from under her bridge, throwing tantrums.

        • Octavio

          Oh noes! Did I waker her? I enjoy the kill file extension. So, I should not invoke the wrath of it who must not be spoken of. I’ll be more careful. Bwah, hah, hah, hah! 🙂

          • Joseph Miceli

            LOL, her comments make my day. Bill Perdue is my favorite cat toy.

      • Robincho

        The proof of which you speak is 100…

    • Adam

      Won’t make a difference anyway. The LA state Senate is only 1/3 Democrat. There won’t be virtually any of the others to cross over to pass it in that body.

      • Bruno

        I’m confused as to why this committee is a majority (4-3) Democratic if the Senate is so heavily Rethuglican.

        • BobSF_94117

          If you are GOP and control the Senate and you have to fill committee seats, put the Dems where they’re happy to be — the Labor Committee — secure in the knowledge that you’ll swat down anything they pass out of committee. And they’ll owe you favors for giving them a seat.

          • Bruno

            I guess I’ve always thought that GOP in power (esp. in such high numbers)
            would mean all committees would be under their control.

          • cowboyinbrla

            It’s a distributional question, Bruno. If every committee were evenly balanced, yes. But senators only serve on one of the committees scheduled to meet on a given day (to avoid conflicts), and for Thursdays, the committees senators typically want are Education, Transportation and Natural Resources. Each has 7 members and they’re all either 5-2 or 6-1 stacked with Republicans. They have to put the Democrats somewhere, so they end up on Labor.

            There’s usually one committee each day that has more Democrats than Republicans, for that reason.

    • kaydenpat

      Nope.

  • LovesIrony

    in boxcar tony’s state no less

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I know a man named Joe who lives in the lovely city of New Orleans who will be happy about this!

  • StraightGrandmother

    What did she even vote no for in the first place?
    I know when haters come around to our side we are supposed to be gracious, however I have a hard time with that sometimes.

    I’m still pissed at that lesbian senator from Hawaii who said she agreed with the haters during that vote. Remember her?

    • TimCA

      “What did she even vote no for in the first place?

      It’s Louisiana. Maybe she figured out she wouldn’t necessarily be voted out of office over the issue.

      ” that lesbian senator from Hawaii ”

      Congratulations for successfully being able to block her name from your memory. I unfortunately can’t….. Jo Jordan.

      • Octavio

        Jo Jordan wasn’t a lesbian. She was bad golf and tennis player. /s

        • TimCA

          Unless proven otherwise, I’m not necessarily convinced the one in Hawaii is either. At least no self-respecting lesbian, that’s for sure!

  • Baby Dave

    In 2009, I stood outside a hotel in the French Quarter with a group of rabble rousers called SLARP (Second Line Against the Republican Party). There idea was that he first line of defense was the Democrats, as evidenced by Kathleen Blanco. Her shenanigans in 2005 threatened to knock the natural ruling party of Louisiana (the Democrats) into permanent majority status, flipping the state to the GOP. At the time, there want a lot of faith in them. Mary Landrieu was notoriously corrupt. Her brother was and is a remarkable human being, however the Landrieu family was something of a dynasty in a time when existing political machines were beings as he doug with the flood.

    So, a ragtag bunch of socialists and anarchists, Greens and Libertarians stood outside the hotel where Bobby Jindal hosted a conference of GOP dignitaries ahead of a major Republican Convention down the block. I have to hand it to NOLA. These folks turn everything into a party, even a protest. Our demonstration line was massive, about 50 people wide by several blocks long snaking through the city and led by a brass band. Upon reaching he hotel, things got LOUD and crazy. People thought it was a riot.

    We chanted, “Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay! GOP, Go away!”. The streets seemed to bounce with our thunderous roars. We danced, laughed, sang. We engaged in creative contests for the most inventive insults aimed at Jindal and Co.

    A Fox News reporter aimed a camera at me and asked me if I’d like to meet Glenn Beck… as in, appear on his show as a sacrificial lamb. I declined.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I was still living in New Mexico back in 2005 and not familiar with Louisiana politics of those years; what Blanco shenanigans are you referring to please? I have not known who to blame for Louisiana’s switcheroo to the GOP…

      • Baby Dave

        She was governor during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She was widely blamed for mismanaging the response to these disasters. Although the fuck-ups abounded at all levels of government, she received most of the scorn for it, even more than Bush.

        • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I remember that, but was the scorn earned?

          • Baby Dave

            Yes.
            Federal law prevents FEMA from getting involved until a Governor asks for assistance. She failed to do so until it was far too late. Also, Louisiana State Troopers shot innocent civilians fleeing New Orleans on the Danziger Bridge and avoided prosecution or even investigation for the whole of her term of office.

            The Southern Louisiana coast is bayou, which is to say, its hard to tell what’s land and what’s water. Cypress trees hold small clumps of land together, creating a windbreak that used to stop hurricanes from striking NOLA as hard as they do now. A disastrous project by the Army Corps of Engineers felled many of these trees. Blanco didn’t help matters by failing to protect this natural resource from erosion. Nowadays, with nothing really standing between the Gulf and NOLA, it’s like a bowling alley, the hurricanes have a direct path to the City with no obstruction. The last Cat 5 hurricane was Camille back during LBJ’s administration, however, years of environmental degradation has led to multiple Cat 5’s in the past decade.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            I was working in Louisiana for months before and after Katrina and Rita that year (Baton Rouge before, New Orleans after). Once in a lifetime experience.

            You’re right that there were fuckups at all levels, but the one that shocked me the most was the behavior of the N.O.P.D. The police stealing (sorry, “commandeering”) generators from hospitals to keep their beer cool!

        • William

          Was it Blanco or Landrieu who decided to not reopen Charity Hospital after the US Army had cleaned and repaired it back to full standards?

          • Baby Dave

            That was Jindal.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Thx for the interesting and educational post, Baby Dave!

      • Baby Dave

        You’re welcome 🙂

    • grada3784

      You never heard the expression “cold cash”?

      • Baby Dave

        Never before quite so literal in its interpretation, no

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Is that what they mean when they say “a cool million”?

  • DenCo

    What if?- two simple words that we need to speak loud and clear – What If? I came out to my mom when she called me a coward (long story) I said to her, if I am a coward, them why am I about to tell you that I am gay? What if?

  • Octavio

    Jon Bel is a Democrat, right? Albeit, an archly conservative Democrat? Well, obviously there is no difference between Democrats and Republican’ts. No difference at all. /s

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I consider him to be more of a moderate Republican, as would most folks outside of Louisiana would as well. Even though the current “Recall John Bel Edwards” campaign is deliciously failing, we can’t take our eye off the ball. If his opponent had been anyone other than Diaper Dave Vitter, he probably would have lost the election.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    What a difference an election makes.

  • Richard K

    If only Mississippi would elect a Democrat for governor next term, maybe HB 1523 could be repealed. That won’t be until 2019, though, and we all know the chances of a Democrat being elected governor in Mississippi. I have never understood how the poorest and most maligned citizens of this state continue to vote for Republicans.

    This new Louisiana governor has his hands full trying to undue the damage Bobby Jindal did to the state’s education and health care systems, much less its reputation. And out of the gate basically–Edwards has been in office since January–he’s given LGBT folks in Louisiana more respect and kindness than the politicos in Mississippi ever have or ever will.

    • olandp

      As LBJ observed… “If you can convince the lowest white man that he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll even empty his pockets for you.”

      • Homo Erectus

        Toni Perkins must be shittin’ his pants.

  • WhoDat

    My Senator and Representative are both Democrats, so I expect them to do the right thing.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Who dem be? You are talkin’ bout state legislators, of course, right?

      • WhoDat

        Jay Luneau and Kenny Ray Cox.

  • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

    Off topic but there was this international great news from Columbia’s Supreme Court today. http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/colombia-s-high-court-clears-way-same-sex-marriage

    • peacfulseas inWA

      It’s Colombia as a dear friend politely reminds me and learned from an exchange student when I was in 9th grade.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Did you learn anything else from that Colombian student, peacefulseas inWA?!

        • peacfulseas inWA

          LOL. He was very nice,cute as hell and we became fast friends but that was all. It was a whole different persona for moi. I’m a women with a history transsexualism. At the Fri. night school dance he saw all the girls dancing together and asked me to dance. I thought what the heck and we stepped out on the dance floor. He asked what was all the giggles from the other guys and I explained it wasn’t him but me they were laughing at and that it was uncommon for guys but normal for girls. He apologized and next fast danced I dragged him out on the dance floor again. Sad to say it didn’t catch on,lol. We had just moved from the big city of Watertown to small farming community not far away the year before and was look upon as some sort of hoodlum even by my teachers initially before they put my name up for the honor society. I was a bit of smart ass but several of the teachers would call me professor from time to time but lil devil would have been a better descriptor.
          Wish I could remember his name. All that I can recall is that I just adored his accent. Probably more than you needed for an answer but it was fun for me going down memory lane.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Thx, peacefulseas! We love story-time!

    • canoebum

      I have learned that at least one of the couple must be either a Colombian national or Legal Resident. For my fiance and me, it places yet another obstacle in our path(he’s Venezuelan). Our perseverance is undiminished, nonetheless.

  • MB

    Where oh where, is Sammy_Handwich ????

  • oikos

    Which part of the old Confederacy will be the first to realize that protecting the rights of all of their citizens (besides being the right thing to do) will help their economies to thrive?

    • Clive Johnson

      It takes a lot of effort to move those southern neurons together to form a thought like that.

      • oikos

        Maybe they all share the neuron………………….like they do the tooth.

        • Clive Johnson

          lol

          • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Please stop broad-brushing all of us here in Louisiana with that “dumb” implication; there are some smart people here in the state. You have to look in the bushes to find us. (We have a reason to hide!)

          • Clive Johnson

            My apologies. I should have qualified that statement. Clearly there are smart and decent people in the south.

  • TheSeer

    I read the tittle “anti-LGBT discrimination bill” instead of “LGBT anti-discrimination bill”.

    • Reality.Bites

      Well that is what our minds are conditioned to expect in Louisiana.

  • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Thank the baybee Jeezuz we elected John Bel Edwards as governor, instead of his viciously famous opponent Senator “Diaper Dave” Vitter; there is hope. Two weeks after John Bel was sworn in, a recall campaign was started. Here is one of their “reasons”, (most of them are just because he is a Democrat, albeit a moderate one; he would be considered a moderate Republican in California or elsewhere)
    Take a look: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/louisiana-governors-executive-order-allows-state-to-punish-christians-who-r

  • Louisiana. Imagine that. I’m sure one of our resident trolls will be along shortly to lecture us all again how there’s no difference at all between the Democrats and Republicans.

    • Homo Erectus

      Shhhh!

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Holy crow! This is great news–thanks Louisiana–for a good start. Please follow through.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      We be tryin’ although there is no way Louisiana, in her current condition, will vote for a Democrat POTUS in November.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Got some old friends in N’Awlins–was just thinking about them. Good luck, Helen, and thx!

      • another_steve

        Hubby and I have loved ones living in Bush, Louisiana. St. Tammany Parish.

        You got lots of excellent people there, there in Louisiana. 😉

        We love you and wish you well.

        • JustSayin’

          Ask your loved ones about Walter Reed. That will tell you the chances of this passing.

          • another_steve

            We’ve been aware of that, through our relatives living there.

            I suddenly feel an overpowering urge to give thanks to the Life Expectancy Table.

            Will you join me in this brief song of praise, JustSayin’?

            O Divine Life Expectancy Table, we give you thanks and praise for periodically purging the Earth of its dreck. We thank you for reclaiming Justice Antonin Scalia, who graciously now fertilizes the earth from which our fancy lettuce-like salad greens come.

            We offer this song in praise of Amazon.com, which to date has not failed us.

            Amen.

          • William

            A special thanks to murderous hotel pillows!

          • William

            Part of being a public official in Louisiana is the eventual prison sentence. Two essential rules to follow are to make the charges federal and to squirrel away enough money to live well after being released.

          • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Yup, Diaper Dave (Vitter) is still lookin’ over his shoulder!

  • Ninja0980

    Elections matter folks, even the off year ones.

  • bob

    Louisiana’s new slogan, ” we’re not Mississippi ! “

    • lymis

      I’d say that’s been their slogan for over a hundred years or so.

  • kaydenpat

    Great! Some good news from the South.

  • Homo Erectus

    Bobby Jindal is dead!

  • JustSayin’

    Don’t hold your breath that it will pass or that the house will write the companion bill. The Family Forum and Focus in the Family, hillbilly chapter, David Duke, and Tony PerKKKins control that shit in this state.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I disagree; Louisiana is much more of a tourist state than North Carolina; even the local Republican legislators know where their bread is buttered. Can you say ‘Mardi Gras!’ and “laissez les bons temps rouler!”?

  • Sarahsgallagher4

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    • Ben in Oakland

      Your roommate is a whore.

      As are you.

  • Blake Jordan

    Should I feel bad that my eyes “took in” Louisiana and LGBT, and my mind filled in the negative…
    Then I read it properly, and discovered that some people are trying to do the right thing in Louisiana.

    • billbear1961

      No, you shouldn’t feel bad.

      One doesn’t expect much good news on the LGBT rights front out of Louisiana.

      But things have changed since that asswipe Jindal left the governor’s office to be replaced by a Democrat.

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Booby Swindal? Don’t say his real name, he might come back!

  • William

    Meanwhile in Texas, Lt Governor Dan Patrick (R-Teabagistan) has announced his support for a Texas version of the “bathroom bill”.
    The Texas will not be back in session until next January, unless Abbott calls for a special session to deal with such a pressing matter.

    http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Patrick-says-he-would-support-a-statewide-7375103.php

    • billbear1961

      Wondered what was holding up the psychotics in Texas, William.

      You all managed to defeat an avalanche of anti-LGBT bullshit in the LAST legislative session.

      You’d think what’s happening in NC would give the crackpots pause.

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You’d think. They never give up on campaign finance talking points.

      • You should know by now that their response to criticism is to double down. When they’re not screaming “First Amendment!!1!”

        • billbear1961

          Let’s hear what they have to say about “religious freedom” the first time someone turns one of THEM away for THEIR sins–when someone shows the door to the 3-times-divorced ADULTERESS (according to HER Lord and Saviour) Kim Davis, for example.

          Or turns away that OLD Texas legislator, another ADULTERER, who divorced his wife to marry his young mistress, who gave birth to his child a few months later.

          Or any of the HOST of other goddamned two-faced FRAUDS who have the GALL to pass moral judgment on OTHERS!!

          I’m SICK to DEATH of their limitless HYPOCRISY!!

          • But it’s OK — Jesus will forgive them.

          • billbear1961

            When I was a little Christian, I was told you would be forgiven for a sin ONLY if you stopped committing it and SINCERELY repented.

            According to Christ, if you divorce and marry someone else, you are committing ADULTERY.

            People like Kim Davis and that Texas legislator are “living in sin” every second of every day as long as they live in those adulterous “marriages.”

            There is no way around that if they are to be obedient to THEIR Lord and Saviour.

            At the moment, according to THEIR Christ, they are unrepentant sinners bound for HELL; and if they die STILL in that state of sin, they will be DAMNED for ETERNITY.

  • billbear1961