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Published On: Tue, Mar 4th, 2014

Rep Steve King says ‘self-professed’ homosexuals may be join by those pretending to be gay to sue companies

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is disappointed that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to refuse services based on their religious beliefs.

During an interview on WHO-TV in Des Moines, King begins by asserting homosexuality is a “self professed behavior.”

“It’s clear in the civil rights section of the code that you can’t discriminate against people based upon — and I’m not sure I’ve got the list right — but race, creed, religion, color of skin — those kind of things. And there’s nothing mentioned in there on self-professed behavior. And that’s what they’re trying to perfect is special rights for self-professed behavior. And I think it’s difficult for us to define a law that would protect behavior.”

King says he not trying to claim that being gay is a choice, but says that homosexuals may be trying to trick someone, just claim discrimination for a lawsuit.

“The one thing that I reference when I say “self-professed” is: how do you know who to discriminate against? They about have to tell you. And, you know, are they then setting up a case? Is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service that they’d like to have? And doesn’t free enterprise provide that service if the demand is there? Someone can open up a cake shop, can’t they?”

Check out the full interview HERE

A lawsuit in Iowa is addressing this issue as an art gallery that hosts wedding ceremonies refused to host a same-sex wedding. Not only did the victims of that discrimination file a complaint, but the gallery has since filed a countersuit, attempting to overturn the state’s nondiscrimination protections on religious grounds.

 

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  1. The Global Dispatch | Gradegood says:

    […] Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is disappointed that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to refuse services based on their religious beliefs.“It’s clear in the civil rights section of the code that Read full article […]

  2. Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Yeah, I would love to see Rep. Steve King “pretend” to be Gay. That would be interesting.

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