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Friday, June 14, 2013

Ron Johnson said something stupid again

Emphasis mine.

ThinkProgress: Though he insists he holds no personal ill-will towards gays and lesbians, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sees no need for a law that would make it illegal for bosses to fire someone because of his or her sexual orientation.

In an interview with ThinkProgress at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual conference on Thursday, Johnson argued against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill in the Senate that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “I don’t particularly like the federal government telling anybody to do anything,” Johnson said. When we asked if he held the same views about laws that protected women and minorities from discrimination, Johnson quickly ended the interview.
So it seems like Ron didn’t do a lot of thinking about the issue before shooting his mouth off about it. How unlike him!

For the record, Wisconsin passed the first non-discrimination law to protect sexual orientation in the nation, making it landmark legislation in the history of civil rights. And you know what’s really weird? Turns out it hasn’t been a problem at all.

Of course, it’s only been on the books for 30 years, so maybe it hasn’t had enough time to collapse civilization and destroy liberty yet.

[photo by Gage Skidmore]

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