Kansas Anti-Gay Bill, with Minor Changes

This recent article from Slate, describes Kansas’s proposed “anti-gay bill.” I’m not from Kansas or gay, so it would have no effect on me if passed. But here is a paragraph from the article with a few minor changes:

Private employers can continue to fire black employees on account of their race. Stores may deny black couples goods and services because they are black. Hotels can eject black couples or deny them entry in the first place. Businesses that provide public accommodations—movie theaters, restaurants—can turn away black couples at the door. And if a black couple sues for discrimination, they won’t just lose; they’ll be forced to pay their opponent’s attorney’s fees. As I’ve noted before, anti-black businesses might as well put out signs alerting black people that their business isn’t welcome.

Such a proposal is so absurd that it is difficult not to laugh at. Could people who do not see how close the two are still exist? And who voted for them?

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