Chalk up yet another victory for gay rights. The passage of AB 311 creates special rights for homosexuals in employment. The Nevada bill makes homosexuality equal in the law to minorities, which have no control over their color or gender. The only exemptions provided by the new legislation, is for organizations or churches hiring only members of the same religion.
What’s next? Equal rights for single, red-headed people that are left-handed? Sounds silly doesn’t it? Yet, through the passage of AB 311, our lawmakers have declared that homosexuals should have an employment advantage over those that choose to be straight.
While I’m certainly not advocating allowing abuse of homosexuals because of their sexual orientation, neither should they be given employment preference. People, all people, should be employed and retained because of their qualifications and not because of their race, sex or sexual orientation.
I’ve learned that some things (such as morality) simply cannot be legislated; and other things (such as gay employment) should not be legislated. The passage of this bill shows favoritism in its most blatant form. Yet, I have an understanding of how this bad piece of legislation got passed. Gay activist are extremely committed to their cause and the homosexual vote is not to be underestimated.
If anyone doubts the commitment of those involved in promoting the gay agenda just check my mailbox next week. I guarantee, you, there will be stacks of letters from gay supporters labeling me as “uneducated and unfair – intolerant, at best.” But if anything is unfair, it’s the new homosexual employment bill.
We could all learn a valuable lesson from gay supporters. They get… and stay involved in issues that are important to them. You can bet they will continue pushing for homosexual marriages, one of the larger items on their agenda.
Hawaii’s Supreme Court recently overturned legislation barring homosexual marriages and forced the state to recognize same sex marriages. In response, the United States Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage to be between a man and a woman. The DOMA defines marriage in federal law and allows individual states to follow suit.
Unless Nevada passes a DOMA, our state will be forced to recognize a homosexual marriage from another state. Currently thirty states have passed legislation or constitutional amendments defining marriage to be between a man and a woman. However Vermont’s Supreme Court will likely force their state to recognize homosexual marriages, thus threatening the states that have no DOMAs.
The formation of a coalition is underway in Nevada to qualify a ballot initiative, which would recognize only marriages between a man and a woman. You can be sure the initiative will meet with much opposition from the gay community.