Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2015 17:59 UTC

I'm not a huge fan of Tim Cook professionally (personally, on the other hand, he seems like a nice guy), but on this one, he's 100% right.

There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country.

A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.

Others are more transparent in their effort to discriminate. Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples - even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas' marriage ban later this year. In total, there are nearly 100 bills designed to enshrine discrimination in state law.

America is the land of opportunity. Just don't be black, gay, or transgender.

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Being black or being gay is the same thing. It's not a choice. That's the kind of ignorant crap I thought belonged back in the '50s. I guess us Dutch are just a little more evolved than the average American Christian extremist.

Saying being gay is a choice is incredibly offence, ignorant, and just plain stupid. I know Christian extremists tend to lack the capacity to understand science, but I never cease to be amazed by it - probably because that kind of backwards, outdated, barbaric thinking has mostly died out over here. We don't get to interact with that kind of stupidity, so we forget it exists.

Did the gay scientists discover the gene of homosexuality?

Calling christians extremists, barbaric, ignorant, unable to understand science, stupid makes you a noble and a gentleman.

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