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Should Business Be Able To Refuse Service To Gays?

Should Business Be Able To Refuse Service To Gays?

In the State of Washington, a florist has been sued for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. In response, that state’s legislature has before it SB5927 which would allow people, businesses or religious organizations to “deny services if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or entity owner’s sincerely

SAB's Top Posts From The Last Week, Open Thread

Here are SAB’s top posts from the week that was. Joel Heitkamp/KFGO “Expansion” Plans Not Exactly Popular With Fargo Sports Fans – Liberal talk radio host Joel Heitkamp caused quite a stir this week when he tried to spin his impending loss of western radio affiliates KFYR and KCJB by announcing an “expansion” plan…to a

California Legislation Would Mandate Fertility Coverage For Homsexuals

It’s simple biological reality that homosexual couplings cannot result in procreation. There’s just no getting around that fact. But in California state legislators are considering a new insurance mandate which would require coverage for infertility treatment for homosexuals who cannot have fertile relations with one another. Legislation has been filed that would require group insurance

North Dakota Projected To Have Majority Support For Gay Marriage Within A Decade

At the New York Times, polling guru Nate Silver has a fascinating post about changing attitudes toward gay marriage in the various states. Here’s his chart for North Dakota (click the link to see the full chart), showing percentage support for gay marriage in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. As you can see, by 2020

Is Housing Discrimination Really A Problem For Homosexuals?

Over the weekend, in reading reports about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to support gay marriage (made, conveniently, after election day) I saw where Senator Heitkamp claimed that concern over discrimination was a big part of her motivation. Earlier this year we had a debate in the state legislature over adding homosexuals as a protected class

Heidi Heitkamp's Post-Election Embrace Of Gay Marriage An Act Of Cowardice

I was happy to see this week that Senator Heidi Heitkamp embraced gay marriage. That’s the right decision, and one more and more Republicans and Democrats are making. Hopefully this shift in political thinking will result in allowing feelings about homosexuality to be a private matter to be settled in our homes, churches and civic

Heidi Heitkamp Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Senator Heidi Heitkamp just put out this statement about gay marriage after weeks of pressure from left-wing groups targeting her as being one of just a few remaining Demcorats who were opposed: “In speaking with North Dakotans from every corner of our great state, and much personal reflection, I have concluded the federal government should

Some North Dakota Pastors Only Want Religious Liberty Some Of The Time

There were plenty of religious leaders in the state who testified in favor of legislation in Bismarck which lifts the state’s prohibition on guns in churches, leaving it up to the churches themselves. But there are some religious leaders opposed too. To me, the case for allowing concealed carry in churches is obvious. Places of

Guest Post: An Idea To Bring Conservatives And Libertarians Together On Marriage

Conservatives and libertarians often fight about same-sex marriage as well as the role of the state in marriage. So I came up with a new idea that can help bring conservatives and libertarians together in their desire to help couples in their life-long journey. Some of the top family attorneys in the country have endorsed

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