Saturday, January 24, 2015
Homofascism Coming To Idaho
Idaho HB 2 adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights code. The bill is astonishingly detailed. It refers to any place of "public accomodation." I see no exemption for religious institutions; not sure if churches can refuse to do same-sex weddings or not. There will be a hearing on this bill Monday, Jan. 26 at 8 am (West Wing Auditorium, Capitol Building). It won't just be photographers, cake bakers, and churches, in New Mexico, Oregon, and Colorado that will be at risk. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has already threatened pastors with jail for refusing to perform same-sex marriages.