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Feb 21, 2014

Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch "Jim Crow-Style" Anti-Gay Bills



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February 21, 2014

 

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Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch "Jim Crow-Style" Bills Against Gay Americans

By Dana Liebelson

Kansas set off a national firestorm last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would have allowed anyone to refuse to do business with same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. The bill, which covered both private businesses and individuals, including government employees, would have barred same-sex couples from suing anyone who denies them food service, hotel rooms, social services, adoption rights, or employment—as long as the person denying the service said he or she had a religious objection to homosexuality. As of this week, the legislation was dead in the Senate.

But the Kansas bill is not a one-off effort. [READ MORE]

 

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