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Democratic lawmaker’s bills seek equality for LGBT community

Saying members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community deserve equal treatment under Arizona law, a Democratic lawmaker has introduced four bills addressing employment, adoption and marriage.
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Jan 31, 2013, 5:49 pm
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SCR 1004 would have Arizonans vote on whether to repeal a constitutional provision that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. A complementary bill, SB 1165, would repeal a law banning same-sex marriage that takes effect only if voters reverse the constitutional provision on marriage.

I like the idea, but perhaps it is too soon. IIRC, this was just on the ballot in ‘08. I voted against it, but democracy doesn’t work unfortunately. Though I’d like to see it happen, I’m just not seeing the state change its mind on this issue in a little over four years. I mean, take a shot. You can’t win if you don’t play. But, with this one, don’t get your hopes up.

Under SB 1163, employees and job applicants would be shielded from discrimination based on their gender, gender identity or expression or sexual preference.

Strike the last part. Unfortunately what some gay folks (not all, of course) don’t get is that I really don’t care what goes on in their bedroom, and hence I don’t need it constantly shoved in my face with their dress and mannerisms. I’ve worked with a few people whose “expression of sexual preference” wasn’t just unprofessional, it was classless and unnecessary attention-whoring. I’ll agree we don’t choose who we are and are not sexually attracted to, but we all have full control over our behavior. There is nothing that forces us to act and dress outlandish in an environment with a bit of dignity and decorum are appropriate. Do that shit on your own time if you think you have to. Don’t force me to work around it.

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