Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Idaho GOP vs. Free Speech

From the Advocate:
The chairman of the Latah County, Idaho, Republican Party has been censured by members of his party for voting in support of an antidiscrimination law as a Moscow City Council member. 
Party precinct committee members voted 7-6 to censure Walter Steed for voting in favor of a law that would make it a misdemeanor offense to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The City Council passed the law unanimously April 1... 
"...That policy legitimizes stuff that we don't agree with, and it forces people who don't support that kind of behavior to go along with it," said Gresham Bouma, a committee member. "It opens people up to lawsuits that they otherwise wouldn't be open to." 

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