USA, Idaho: Another State Considers “Religious Liberty” Law

Written by scott on January 29th, 2014

idaho-representative-lynn-luker.jpgIdaho joined Arizona, Kansas, and South Dakota in considering a “preemptive strike” against marriage equality by passing a law that would allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

On Tuesday, Rep. Lynn Luker outlined a plan to shield religious people from the threat of having their professional licenses — issued for everything from midwives and doctors to physical therapists and nurses — revoked. Luker, a Boise Republican, knows of no example in Idaho of an actual challenge to a professional’s license on these grounds. Still, he points to efforts by gays and lesbians elsewhere seeking to end what they contend is discrimination against them as a sign Idaho must act quickly to protect the faithful before something similar arises closer to home.

More info on the Kansas and South Dakota bills here. Arizona is here.

Amazing how these folks will jump into action to protect someone’s right to discriminate, but we can’t even get basic housing and employment protections in most of these states.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. cin hinz says:

    This is just rediculous…an quite embarassing really…idaho wants to jump to protect the right to discriminate. Shameful

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