The EQCA-sponsored measure, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), bans discrimination in state operated or funded programs on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
“We greatly appreciate the governor signing this EQCA-sponsored legislation authored by Senator Kuehl prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in government programs and services. This bill will help to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians are treated equally by our government and is an important step towards our goal of ending discrimination in the Golden State,” said Geoff Kors, EQCA executive director.
And apparently not one Republican in the State Senate or Assembly voted for the bill, which in my book seals the Governor’s status as a NON-girleeeee man.
But now the
freekshow fun begins:
For those who still don't believe that there is a radical homosexual agenda, keep in mind that the characteristics added to the protected list are designed to target people of faith alone.
…the measure is not "even a veiled attempt at subtly advancing the radical homosexual agenda," but "an outright, blatant assault on religious freedom."
"The gates of hell are prevailing against the church." "It's because Christian colleges and churches have ignored the political process for so long. Now the political process, absent religious values, is coming back to assault the church."
…the governor has trampled religious freedom to satisfy hyperactive sexual activists. He's not the lesser of two evils, he's doing evil,"
Schwarzenegger is doing what Gray Davis did - trample religious freedom at the bidding of liberal activists from
San Franciscoand West Hollywood.
I just about fell out of my chair about 10 minutes ago. This Governor signed SB 1441, a perfectly hideous bill, so out of the mainstream of social thought that one has to wonder what the calculation is, exactly. What is the political purpose? Are there minions of newly energized transvestites now going to push Arnold over the top in November?
Maybe Arnold really does mean it when he says he endorses “the values of tolerance, understanding, respect, equality, and inclusion.”
Hat tip to PageOneQ