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  •  Do we have any kind of idea about just how many (3+ / 0-)
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    LGBT people there actually are in Kansas since Truman Capote got what he wanted and booked out 50 years ago?

    Not that it matters, and surely there are many, but it's an interesting question that it's too late at night for me to research.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:08:32 PM PST

    •  Good question (2+ / 0-)
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      The US Census site has the population estimated at 2,893,957 in 2013. There are no stats there about sexual orientation. I'm estimating a very conservative 3% of the population would put it around 100,000 people.

    •  there are at least two major military bases (4+ / 0-)

      and there might be married same sex couples stationed there ...

      I don't understand how this law would work .. I go to a drug store to buy something and the clerk thinks I am gay, so she refuses to sell me anything?    That sounds like a really stupid way to conduct business...

      What exactly are the criteria and what does the discriminator have to prove in order to discriminate?

      Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

      by moonbatlulu on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:52:30 PM PST

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      •  Good question. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

        by commonmass on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:00:30 PM PST

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        •  As I understand it, the burden of proof (3+ / 0-)
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          is on the person who was discriminated against, to prove that the shopkeeper/server/whoever was NOT discriminating as part of their religious beliefs.  And puts the full burden of court costs on the plaintiff if they fail to prove this unprovable proposition.

          So, in short, they thought about the question, and came up with the most evil answer possible.

          You couldn't load a pistol with dormitive virtue and shoot it into a breakfast-roll - CS Peirce

          by Mr Raymond Luxury Yacht on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:08:24 PM PST

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