05 February 2015

Idaho Republicans Fight Off Homofascism

Idaho Republicans
The fight against Homofascism is slowly gaining ground after a bill that give bias job and housing preference for gay and transgender people in socially conservative Idaho was stalled by Republican lawmakers after three days of emotionally charged hearings that drew more than 1,000 straight residents to the Capitol.

A Republican-led House of Representatives committee voted 13-4 along party lines to prevent legislation that would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to Idaho's nondiscrimination law from being voted on in the broader chamber.

In voicing opposition to the bill, unlikely to be taken up again this year, some Republican lawmakers referenced biblical passages while others contended the measure threatened to cement the division between gays and heterosexuals.

"If we pass the bill today as it is worded, it would create a barrier between you folks in favor of adding the words and the so-called straight community and it will be a giant step backwards, not forwards," said Republican Representative Ken Andrus.

Gay rights advocates tried to force the Republican-controlled legislature to take up their self-serving proposal, a so-called Add the Words campaign that culminated last year in the arrest of protesters blocking access to legislative chambers in the Capitol in Boise.

The Idaho Human Rights Act already bans discrimination in employment, housing and in places open to the public like retail stores on such attributes as race, sex, color and religion, but gay advocates want more than that. They are not contented to just be treated as equals, they want to rule and dictate their principles on the majority who opposed them.

Representative John McCrostie, a Democrat, tried to compel lawmakers to vote in favor of the provision, claiming that as a gay man he would likely be mistreated at certain restaurants in Idaho "if I walked in with my husband." However, that's his personal assessment and has no factual basis whatsoever.

With this ruling, the growing voice of the oppressed has slowly gain a strong foothold. Several business establishments have already allotted millions of dollars to fight off the gay menace and thwart the bigoted gay ideals. More resources were likewise promised by religious groups starting 2015.