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09/11/2013

Yup, Ms. Chan—you're free to call me 'disgusting'; I'm free to let people know

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 At 9.28.07 AmThe anti-gay San Antonio council member who made vicious remarks about "disgusting" homosexuality is doing what sayers of anti-gay things so often do: she's hiding behind a "free speech" claim. Video report at link:

Elisa Chan says anti-gay remarks are free speech [MySanAntonio.com]

She's of course right—no government official can or should limit her right to speak out against LGBT people. But what the hell does that have to do with anything?! Just like she has the right to say bad things, we have the right to react to said musings.

Fortunately, the San Antonio City Council chose to stand with the right side of history and make a bold move against discrimination. Which is good, since anti-LGBT speech has a way of turning into anti-LGBT actions.

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