Olivia Wilde recently spread awareness on a gay segregation bill being considered in Kansas, and now “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane has put in his two cents on an anti-gay bill that was just passed by Arizona lawmakers.
Legislators in Arizona have passed a bill that lets business owners turn away LGBTQ customers for the simple fact that they’re LGBTQ. The catch is that the owners have to have religious reasoning to deny service, and people who support the bill say it’s meant to be about religious freedom.
People who oppose the bill say it is nothing more than legalized discrimination, and it could lead to letting business owners deny service to other minority groups.
As Representative Chad Campbell said, “Let there be no doubt about what this bill does. It’s going to allow people to discriminate against the gay community in Arizona. It goes after unprotected classes of people, and we all know that the biggest unprotected class of people in the state is the LBGT community. If we were having this conversation in regard to African-Americans or women, there would be outrage across the country right now.”
Seth, who is also opposed to the bill, Tweeted this image:
The good side of Arizona pic.twitter.com/uHNUVytL1R— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 22, 2014
The bill was passed by a 33-27 vote by the Arizona House of Representatives. The next step is for it to be looked over by Governor Jan Brewer, who could either veto or approve the bill. If you live in Arizona, now is the time to let your governor know how you feel about this.
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