Thursday, September 5, 2013

At Least The Bakery Owner Doesn't Have To Go To A Re-Education Camp

Tragic quote from a September 9, 2013 Weekly Standard article about the increasing use of antidiscrimination laws by gay activists to force businesses to cater to them:
State governments also have a lot of tools at their disposal to fine and otherwise make life difficult for businesses, and they’re not shy about using them. In response to the investigation of the bakery in Gresham, Oregon, labor commissioner Brad Avakian told the Oregonian, “The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate.” 
California's law prohibiting licensed therapists from performing any efforts “to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex” on minors seems to be an attempt to prohibit "rehabilitation."  Or perhaps it is just a reminder that the difference between rehabilitation and oppression is who is in charge.

UPDATE: The gay activists were successful; the business has closed.

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