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Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:52 AM

Liberty Counsel Admits It's Behind 'Bathroom Bills' Nationwide

The same group of idiots who defended Kim Davis are also behind these hate laws or bathroom laws http://www.advocate.com/religion/2016/4/14/liberty-counsel-admits-its-behind-bathroom-bills-nationwide-video

As so-called bathroom bills continue to crop up in states across the country, mainstream media is starting to dig deeper to find out where the onslaught of anti-LGBT legislation is originating.

CBS Evening News correspondent Dean Reynolds went to the Orlando, Fla., headquarters of the anti-LGBT legal nonprofit Liberty Counsel, where the group’s founder proudly took credit for the recent uptick in state-sanctioned bigotry.

Of course, that isn’t how Mathew Staver framed the anti-LGBT bills that are often passed under the guise of protecting “religious freedom.”

“It’s only about being free to pursue your faith,” Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told CBS News. “We have no interest in discriminating against anyone.”

Nevertheless, CBS News notes that “Liberty Counsel has been helping to draft legislation for conservative lawmakers in at least 20 states.”

The network did mention that Liberty Counsel provided legal representation to defiant antigay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis when she said her faith prevented her from doing the job she was elected to do and issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. CBS did not explore the long list of right-wing, antigay clients Liberty Counsel has championed, nor did the network disclose that the organization has been designated an anti-LGBT hate group by the progressive Southern Poverty Law Center.
This group of homophobes are really sad people

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:54 AM

1. No surprise there. Liberty Counsel is run by a bunch of sexually repressed assholes who

 

probably have not gotten laid in years. Fuck 'em! The good guys always win all these 'battles'.

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Response to travelman90069 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:29 PM

4. Not only that--they're probably closeted gays. My mom always said that homophobes were most probably

in doubt regarding their own sexual identity.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:24 PM

10. Which is such bullshit. Liberals try to use this when they can't defend their positions

on the issue with facts.

I am against murder. Does that somehow make me a closet murderer?

Atheists are against religion....does that mean they all pray to God in private?

Claiming that someone who is against something is automatically, without any facts or basis whatsoever, deemed to be a closeted "something", is such a lame tactic that the left uses.

You guys really need to find a better defense for your position. Maybe try some facts?

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Response to travelman90069 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:56 PM

6. Sooo...you're saying that your asshole is not sexually repressed and some later time in

your life a diaper will be mandatory. I'll bet you're looking forward to that.

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Response to travelman90069 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:00 PM

7. So by your logic

The person who has the most sex is the good guy?

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:57 AM

2. Wendy Davis, Beth Shipp: Bathroom Bills Are Part of the War on Women

The GOP hates LGBT and women. These bathroom bills are a part of a pattern http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/4/14/wendy-davis-beth-shipp-war-against-women-lgbts

It was nearly one year ago that millions of Americans celebrated a milestone in the march toward equality. On June 26, 2015, America became a slightly more perfect union, as our Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. It was a historic moment, one that was celebrated by millions of Americans — a recognition that we were moving forward in the fight for equality for all.

But those celebrations had barely ended when the far right sought to undo these victories at the state and local level. Almost immediately, right-wing activists began to wage smaller wars and incremental battles: launching an onslaught of so-called religious freedom bills, “bathroom bills” and prohibitions on local nondiscrimination ordinances. Our opponents are candid about their goals — groups like the anti-LGBT legal nonprofit Liberty Counsel readily admit that they are looking to roll back advances in equality for LGBT Americans. In fact, that’s exactly what Liberty Counsel and other anti-LGBT groups promise to do in fundraising emails to supporters.

This chipping away at hard-fought gains is a battle tactic that should be familiar to us all, part and parcel of what has propelled the anti-choice movement ever since the court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973. In the choice movement, we see targeted regulations of abortion providers — laws that impose burdensome and unnecessary rules on abortion providers in an attempt to drive doctors out of business and make abortion care more expensive and difficult to obtain —forced ultrasounds, mandatory waiting periods, and insurance limitations. This tactic has been alarmingly successful, making it harder and harder each year for women in numerous states to access their constitutional right to safe, legal abortion procedures.

This piece-by-piece dismantling of constitutional protections, for LGBT Americans and for reproductive rights, is playing out simultaneously almost everywhere we look. In the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen legislation advance on both these battlefronts nationwide. Lawmakers in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kansas have moved to restrict LGBT rights, while in Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, reproductive rights are under attack.,,,,

A dramatic number of Americans disagree with these attacks on our constitutional freedoms, as evidenced by the loud protests from civic and business leaders throughout North Carolina. But our pushback can only be successful when we outnumber the voters who believe we are unequal. Let’s show up for these fights and at the ballot box to demonstrate that our “base” possesses a greater power to reject the politics of hatred and intolerance.

Let’s demonstrate that we demand equality for all. No special session, no assault on our humanity will defeat us. There will be losses along the way, but together we will win. We will emerge victorious, as long as we continue to fight, and as long as we do so as a unified front that bridges the divide our opponents try to highlight to keep us separate.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:29 PM

9. kiss, xx or xy in public space

whatever in private spaces.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 12:26 PM

3. I support the Liberty Counsel in this

If the people want unisex bathrooms, let them pass it themselves.
Imposing this by force will result in pushback...just like this.

Bottom line: there is NO demand from the people to impose such orders. If they don't want these bills than you can take a hike.I point to the great state of Connecticut. That state passed a draconian gun bill that the people did not want. So the people simply ignored the bill (by the millions) and it is unenforceable today.

maybe instead of imposing your will from the top down like a tyrant...maybe you could invest in a campaign to persuade the people and put it up for a vote by the people. Its called democracy...you democrats ought to try it sometime

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:33 PM

5. I think people affected by bathroom laws--transpeople--should ignore them and use the bathroom that

corresponds with what they look like. After all, public bathrooms have stalls--who's going to know if a user was the opposite sex from that specified on the door?

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:01 PM

8. This "Bathroom Bill" Kerfuffle Is a Perfect Example

of people getting propagandized beyond reason and sanity. A couple months ago, nobody ever gave it much thought, but now we're having knock-down-drag-out fights over it. What's next? Coke versus Pepsi?

It takes next to nothing to get people all riled up.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 07:01 PM

11. We Tracked Down the Lawyers Behind the Recent Wave of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills

This law firm is full of a bunch of religious bigots http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/alliance-defending-freedom-lobbies-anti-lgbt-bathroom-bills

Many conservative groups have promoted these bills: As my colleague Hannah Levintova reported, three of Ted Cruz's advisers threw their support behind the bathroom bill in North Carolina, as did the Family Research Council. Another group, the Family Action Council of Tennessee, rallied behind a bathroom bill in its state, along with the executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. But one conservative powerhouse appears to be particularly influential when it comes to putting bathroom bills on the agenda: a massive, deep-pocketed network of lawyers called Alliance Defending Freedom.

ADF, which is based in Arizona, has offices around the world, with more than 3,000 allied attorneys and $44 million in case funding that it uses to fight for its core issues, which include religious freedom, "sanctity of life," and marriage and family. (On filings to the IRS, it says its mission is to "defend the right to hear and speak the truth.") The group's president, CEO, and chief counsel is Alan Sears, a former Justice Department official under President Ronald Reagan who wrote The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today.

The Alliance Defending Freedom claims to have been involved in 47 legal victories at the Supreme Court, including Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, in which the justices found that the Boy Scouts had a right to bar gay people from serving as troop leaders. (The Scouts lifted the ban last year.) ADF also offered legal assistance to the group that put Proposition 8—a ban on gay marriage—on a California ballot in 2008. Its lawyers have promoted anti-sodomy laws in the United States and abroad, describing gay sex as "a distinct public health problem," and they've defended the right of business owners to decline services to gay couples.

And over the past few years, the group has worked to shape the national debate over transgender people's access to public bathrooms. Back in December 2014, ADF sent a letter to school districts across the country with a recommended policy that would require transgender kids to use private bathrooms or the multistall bathrooms corresponding with their birth sex. In the following months, it also proposed model legislation to state assemblies, calling for similar restrictions. In many cases, lawmakers appear to have mirrored or even copied the group's draft while crafting their own bills.
There really is a vast right wing conspiracy who hates LGBT people

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 07:05 PM

12. Surprise! Surprise!!

 

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