“…State lawmakers engaged in heated debate over House Bill 2453, which would allow hotels, restaurants and stores in the state to refuse to serve gay couples if “it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill would also allow government clerks to refuse to sign same-sex marriage licenses without threat of a lawsuit.”
I’m from Kansas, and I came across this article via a couple facebook friends who were pretty upset by it.
Is this a good move by Kansas, do you think? Here is the full text of the bill:
I haven’t analyzed this by any means, because I certainly don’t have the time to do it, but from a quick scan, it seems as if it might go too far. I think the only services that individuals/religious entities really need to withhold from, for example, openly gay couples, would be services that affirm their immoral lifestyle. I think the text of the bill seems a little harsh, or allows for too much withholding of services. I don’t know.