Skip to comments.Arizona State University (ASU) law prof: SB1062 ‘means almost nothing’
Posted on 02/26/2014 10:51:12 AM PST by PhxRising
The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB1062 now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested. The legislation extends existing state laws which provide a shield for those of faith from having to comply with certain government statutes and regulations. But, as with all things, its not that simple. First, despite a key example cited by proponents, the legislation affects neither the rights of gays nor the rights of businesses to refuse service to gays.
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This is SOLELY about protecting First Amendment rights of freedom of religion.
They should have made the law only apply to “Artists” and the left would have loved it because they are all artsy fartsy types, then classify specialty bakers as “artists”
I think the point of this article is that it doesn't even really affect that, either. In practice, this law will have virtually no effect. Anything a business could do before this law is enacted, it could still do afterwards. And, conversely, anything a business could not do before this law is enacted, it still cannot do afterwards.
The NFL is threatening to pull the Super Bowl out of Arizona if the AZ Gov. signs SB 1062. The NFL pulled the Super Bowl out of AZ in 1990 when the voters didn't approve of a MLK Holy Day. (AZ got the Super Bowl back after the voters caved in a later 1992 vote, after a racist boycott cost AZ $360 million.)
What I want to see is some of the other more conservative state legislatures create their own versions, that are more to the point.
Not quite sure what you mean by "more to the point"; have you read the amendment? It's pretty simple - and to the point.
It’s not “meaningless.” It’s another opportunity to bash the yahoos in Arizona.
The AZ law is sort of tentative. Other states may be bolder and more definite in protecting the rights of the religious. AZ would be, too, if the 9th Circuit were not always looking over its shoulder.
Bender bends to the left. (the ASU law prof)