Six cities in Idaho have ordinances in place that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Now, leaders in the Idaho Republican Party want them voided, the Spokesman-Review reported Monday.
The Idaho GOP passed a resolution asking the state legislature to make the local ordinances “unenforceable” if they seek to expand on state anti-bias law.
Cornel Rasor, chairman of the Idaho GOP’s resolutions committee and self-described “liberty person,” said he would like to retain the legal option to dismiss or not employ gay people.
“I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu … he’s not producing what I want in my office,” Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.
“If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine,” Rasor continued. “But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?”
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