Wednesday, April 01, 2015

'Arkansas will not repeat Indiana's homophobic mess, governor wants changes to bill' & other Wednesday midday news briefs

Indiana Republicans Were Warned About Their Anti-Gay Bill - Another lie by Pence and company exposed. It turns out they SHOULD have expected the backlash because they were WARNED about their anti-gay "religious freedom" bill and refused amendments which would have strengthened lgbt protections. I am in the camp that Pence simply didn't care. Oh well, he does now.

Indiana law draws Republican White House hopefuls into the culture wars - This story reveals that while Pence was flailing in cow manure of his own making, anti-gay leaders nationwide were trying to give him a lifeboat by getting other Republican presidential candidates to publicly come to his aid. They were successful but the effort did NO good.

Meanwhile In Arkansas - While Pence is continuing to flail, let's look at Arkansas which has passed a similar bill and their governor, Asa Hutchinson, has said he would sign.

AR Governor Sends ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Back to Legislature for Changes - THIS JUST IN. Hutchinson will sign it AFTER changes are made.

Here Are 16 Major Companies Protesting States' New Anti-Gay Laws - Sixteen reasons why Gov. Hutchinson did the right thing.

 Indiana Pizzeria Vows To Never Deliver A Pizza To A Gay Wedding - Meanwhile, THIS. A pizzeria is obviously attempting to get some publicity and is getting more than they can handle or would like. You really shouldn't bait us like that.

Ky. Gov Says Straight People Can't Have Same-Sex Marriage, Either - I'm really trying to be snarky here, but the headline is enough snark by itself.