Lawmaker Says Protecting LGBT Rights Will Lead To Protecting Pedophile Rights
Not sure how you compare the two, but a West Virginia lawmaker did his best when he argued that defending LGBT rights would “open the door to protections for pedophiles.”
Via Huffington Post:
At a legislative hearing Friday, Republican Del. Tom Fast argued against an amendment to a bill that would ban discrimination against same-sex couples. The non-discrimination amendment (which ultimately failed) was added to a bill that would let Uber operate in the state.
“Once homosexual, bisexual and transgender behavior is elevated to a protected status, there is nothing to stop bigamy, pedophilia or any other sexual practice from receiving the same protection,” Fast said.
Fast went on to read an article from the Northern Colorado Gazette that purportedly showed pedophiles were “using the same tactics used by gay rights activists.”
The West Virginia House of Delegates recently approved the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by a vote of 72-26. The bill, which allows people to cite religious objections to state actions in certain court proceedings, will now move to the state senate. Democratic opponents to the bill argued that RFRA would restrict the rights of individuals who don’t sexually identify as straight.
“If sexual orientation laws become commonplace, then any person who speaks against sexual practice will be vilified,” Fast said. “Their rights will be thwarted, and their freedom of religion of conscience will be crushed.”
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