Thursday, July 11, 2013

Take That!



Not content with the fact that same-sex marriage is already illegal in their state, Indiana's Republican-controlled (surprised?) legislature is thrusting its religion even more deeply down people's throats.

Indiana lawmakers have revamped a 1997 law that makes furnishing false information on a marriage license a class D felony. Beginning July 1, 2014, a same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in the state of Indiana will be guilty of a Level 6 felony, punishable by 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. The new law also makes it a Class B Misdemeanor for a clergyman, judge, mayor, city clerk or town clerk-treasurer to perform a same-sex marriage, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.  Any clerk who issues a license to a same-sex couple would also be guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor.
Well, at least teabaggers are consistent in their inconsistency. Seems to me there was a time they were for freedom of conscience. The First Amendment is more of a guideline than a rule, I guess.

How long since I've mentioned it: these are truly awful people.

[Image source]


Budget Goodness

My upcoming newspaper column: Reading their budget and health care solutions has changed my mind about Donald Trump and the people in c...