The law is nearly identical to the federal law introduced by Senator Charles Schumer, passed 97-3 by the Senate, and signed by President Clinton in 1993. 19 other states have same/similar laws.
The law protects the freedom of all people of faith to live, breathe, and practice their faith as they see fit. No person of faith can be discriminated against unless the government can show that it has a compelling reason to do so.
The LGBT backlash is now in full throttle. Corporations like Apple, Yelp, Salesforce, PayPal and others are threatening to stop doing business in the state unless they repeal the law.
•The law does not allow anyone to discriminate against gay people for any reason. If a gay person were to order a pastrami sandwich, a deli owner could NOT deny him service under this law.
•People of faith that wish to abstain from morally cooperating in gay weddings can do so, and gay people are free to take their business to the thousands of other photographers, florists and banquet halls. It’s called freedom. It’s what we do in America.
"...the existence of the rail grade crossing played at least some role in the fatal, tragic accident." That's like saying the existence of the building roof played a role in the suicide jump. Let's spend trillions of tax dollars securing every roof in America. Is there ANY situation that these two clowns can't twist into a need for 1) ANOTHER TV appearance and 2) MORE Federal spending??? View Comment
Gimme a break! He'll lower the rate but EXTEND the tax to items that are currently exempt. Zero sum game...at best. Politicians and bureaucrats are NOT in the business of helping you keep more of your money. By the way Guv, what ever happened to that lame tax refund we were all supposed to get prior to the last election?? View Comment
Can we please stop the never-ending fear mongering about the weather. This is Connecticut. It's winter. It gets cold and snows here. Last night/this morning we had a slight dusting . . .like powdered sugar on a Dunkin Donut. Just deal with it. View Comment