Bob McDermott on Civil Rights
Amendment for marriage only by opposite-sex couples
Another legislative session in Hawaii, another season of Bob McDermott exposing himself and his sexual obsessions in the public square. Among the bills he's introduced this session is a Constitutional Amendment to 'reserve marriage to opposite-sex
couples,' despite the fact that marriage equality was passed by an overwhelming majority in the Hawaii State Legislature and is now the law of the land as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Another would redefine the term 'place of public
accommodation' to allow any religiously-affiliated organization--including hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, hospitals, retail stores, even mortuaries--to deny services to LGBT people. Neither bill has a single co-sponsor.
McDermott is leading opposition to a bill to ban public school teachers from promoting 'gay conversion therapy,' a practice discredited by all leading national medical and psychological authorities because it is ineffective, risky, and can be harmful.
Source: Huffington Post on 2018 Hawaii Governor race
, Feb 9, 2016
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