Springfield, Missouri Repeals LGBT Rights With Heartbreaking 51.4% Vote

Written by scott on April 8th, 2015

Springfield, MissouriThe religious right has it figured out – put LGBT rights repeals on the ballot in special elections, and they can turn-out enough people to get them off the books. It happened again in Springfield, Missouri yesterday:

Voters in Springfield, Missouri today repealed protections for LGBT citizens which were added by the City Council to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance last October, KY3 reports: With all the votes tallied, about 51.4 percent of the voters on Tuesday said they wanted to repeal the City Council’s action, while 48.6 percent wanted to retain it. The raw numbers are 15,347 people voted “yes” to repeal the anti-discrimination ordinance and 14,493 people voted “no” to keep it on the books. For a brief time on Tuesday night, when about 60 percent of the precincts were counted, the “no repeal” votes had a slim lead over the “yes, repeal” votes. As more precincts were counted, however, the “yes” votes went back on top.

They did it with the same pack of lies that has worked elsewhere, using scary lines about men using women’s bathrooms. It just makes me crazy to see these hateful lies used again and again, and even more to see that they work.

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael says:

    These lies about men using women’s bathrooms are the same lies that anti-ERA activists used in the 1970’s to defeat statewide ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. It worked then and it works now. Time to add sexual orientation to the federal Civil Rights Act.

  2. Mr Eric G. Osterberg says:

    It is shocking to see how many people in Missouri are just plain stupid. They have not learned from the past discrimination against American citizens. Equal rights are for all American citizens and the negative false hoopla about LGBTs should be tossed in the trash.

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