The House defeated a bill that would have banned all job discrimination in state agencies, including actions based on sexual orientation.Who would be against this bill?
The bill would have prohibited the state, its departments, offices, commissions and boards from discriminating or harassing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation or disabilities. LaFonta said the major point of the bill was to focus on job discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Thanks to the internets, I now know:
Opposition to the bill came from ministers, a personnel management group and pro-family interests.“This activity.” [I decided against a graphic hyperlink for this phrase. I am sure that you all know where to find one yourself.]
“It codifies into law immoral activity,” said the Rev. Bill Shanks, minister of the New Covenant Fellowship in the New Orleans area. “It gives the presumption, because it’s law, that this activity is correct.”