Yeehaw! Just when you thought it was easy to finger-point at Russia and Uganda, this past weekend, Republicans in the Michigan Statehouse USA successfully passed a “license to discriminate” bill that would give anyone the right to refuse service to LGBT people if it “conflicted with their religious beliefs.
The broadly written Religious Freedom Restoration Act would allow, for example, an EMT to refuse emergency treatment to a gay person or a pharmacist to refuse to refill HIV medication, because God decreed gays and lesbians should be put to death.
The measure is similar to one in Arizona that even right-wing governor Jan Brewer thought went too far and vetoed.
As The New Civil Rights Movement points out, the act is so broad it would let a Catholic high school refuse to hire a Muslim janitor, and a DMV clerk deny a new driver’s license to someone who is divorced.
Gross! Lets hope this bill gets knocked down and taken back asap!