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01/10/2014

Coming up: Indiana's GOP Gov. writes discrimination into his legacy

by Jeremy Hooper

Gov. Mike Pence (R), longtime foe of LGBT rights, is determined to help his state's anti-LGBT groups sway the state legislature to alter the constitution so that it needlessly, crudely, and ahistorically makes life harder and less free for certain kinds of taxpayers. In two weeks, he'll ratchet up his advocacy:

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Regardless of how self-satisfying the lunch, those of us on the right side of history will of course enjoy the most delicious dessert. That is a given.

But it's still downright stomach-churning to know that there are duly elected lawmakers/executives out there who are so adamantly against us that they are wasting this legislative time and goodwill here at this late stage in the marriage equality game. Not that it was ever right to do so, mind you. But now, when so many married gay couples are out there leading by example and cutting through the past two decades' mean-spirited fear campaigns, this 2014 push seems downright vicious. Spiteful. Vengeful in a really animus-driven way.

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