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Indiana Lawmakers Propose Change to Religious-Freedom Law

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posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
And the moral of the story is:

Until the US federal government balls up and adds sexual orientation to its discrimination laws across the board, this garbage is going to keep bouncing around back and forth from state to state (ad nauseum)... and wasting taxpayers monies in the process.


But it shouldn't have to...all laws are constitutionally applied to all people equally. There should not be a need to add specific groups, and pretend that if a certain group is not added, that it is exempt from a law.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
But it shouldn't have to...all laws are constitutionally applied to all people equally. There should not be a need to add specific groups, and pretend that if a certain group is not added, that it is exempt from a law.


Shouldn't have to, but some laws list who is protected and if you are not on the list, no protection. Which is what this law did.

Another good example is in Madison, WI. They amended one of their laws recently to include protection of ATHEISTS as well as religious folk who were orignally protected under the law. Not all laws protect everyone equally, this is why they amended it (to include more protection for more people).

addictinginfo.com

Here’s how they describe their protected class of citizens, with the newly-approved change in capital letters:

Protected class membership means a group of natural persons, or a natural person, who may be categorized because of their ability to satisfy the definition of one or more of the following groups or classes: sex, race, religion OR ATHEISM, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, handicap/disability, marital status, source of income, arrest record or conviction record, less than honorable discharge, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, political beliefs, familial status, student, domestic partner, or receipt of rental assistance.


Because of the way the original law was written the change applies the protections to more citizens.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: Elton

I understand that...but the change should not have been to add specified groups, but instead it should remove specified groups and replace it "all people."



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