Secular Ethos commented on LGBT Erasure Bill filed in Tennessee 2017-01-17 18:02:12 -0600These conservatives are so scared that not having a law in place would somehow hurt them. This is just another solution in search of a problem. They are so scared that not having these crazy laws in place is somehow itself a law. In others words lack of a law is somehow a law. It is almost as if they think that if they don’t have a law in place “defining” these terms that they will have what? A mandatory gay wedding. Or That not having this law means they are now forced to start calling their wives their husbands. This is just more of the ultra right wingers crying “poor me I don’t understand something, so let me make life difficult for people who don’t fit into the little box I prepared for them in my little mind.”
I support Tennessee Equality Project because I believe that the fight for separation of church and state MUST include supporting the equality and inclusion for LGBT people. This is because the root of the discrimination, or at least the excuse people often use for their hate comes from these ancient doctrines. Law makers try to codify their hate into law and use their religion to "sell" it to their constituents. The fight for secularism and the fight for equality are one in the same. They both fight to ensure equal rights for all, and to prevent personal bigotry from influencing our laws. People are free to believe whatever they want, but their right to their beliefs and opinions end where other peoples rights begin.