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You have to admire, just a little bit, the dedication the conservative movement brings to Orwellian speech. Shooting first prevents violence! Following your own religious convictions instead of my own is stifling religious freedom! Non-discrimination is discrimination!
Nevada state Assemblyman Cresent Hardy (R), who is hoping to oust first-term Rep. Steven Horsford (D) this fall, said Tuesday that he opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because it would amount to a "segregation" law.

"When we create classes, we create that same separation that we're trying to unfold somehow," Hardy told the Las Vegas Sun in an interview. "By continuing to create these laws that are what I call segregation laws, it puts one class of a person over another. We are creating classes of people through these laws."

ENDA says you can't fire someone solely for being LGBT. What Hardy is arguing here is that if you can't fire someone solely for being gay, that will somehow "elevate" them above everyone else. True non-segregation would allow businesses to discriminate against whoever they like, because freedom, or something.

It's like how racism in this country was supposedly this close to ending forever but then Obama comes along, bein' all black and stirring up trouble among the white folks. How can we ever treat folks the with respect if they keep insisting on it?

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 09:41 AM PST.

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