North Carolina GOP Platform: Discrimination! Discrimination! Discrimination!
North Carolina is rapidly becoming the most anti-LGBT state in the country; and that's saying quite a lot when you think about Tennessee.
But now, weeks after the voters demanded a constitutional amendment to discriminate against gay folks, and weeks after a North Carolina preacher called for having The Gays kept behind barbed wire fences where we can simply die out, the North Carolina GOP has adopted a platform based on discrimination of The Gays.
Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.
So, there it is. North Carolina Republican'ts spell it out. Rich people and poor folks should be treated the same.
White folks and Black people? Just the same.
Latino people and Asians? No difference.
Physically challenged, Catholic, Baptist, male, female, Democrat, Republican, are all the same.
But not Gay people. And, I cannot help but laugh when I see the words "We oppose all forms of insidious discrimination" followed by the exception. Why not just say it more simply, "North Carolina doesn't hate anyone, except queers and dykes."
The document also argues that “The ideal environment for raising children is a two-parent family with a mother and father who are married and committed to that life-long relationship” and opposes “adoption by same sex couples.”
I think we need to get that fence built so we can keep tabs on them.