"We don't serve your kind" updates
No, it is not true that the Indiana law is basically the same as the federal law passed under Clinton. More on that here.
Yes, we already had this conversation.
Tengrain, who has been covering this story extensively, looks at the growing campaign against the law and at Republican Presidential candidates arraying themselves on the wrong side -- as pretty much all of them have done, including the "moderate" Jeb Bush (found via Progressive Eruptions).
The bad guys are already conceding the rhetorical high ground. But we can't let them squirm away from the truth about what they intend.
Right-wingers increasingly can't cope with the far different reality outside their echo chamber (found via The Reaction).
Maybe it's a question of whose ox is being gored.
A similar law moving forward in Arkansas is being opposed by businesses based there -- including Wal-Mart, hardly a bastion of liberalism. And in Georgia, a gay-friendly Republican called the bigots' bluff.
The same issues are being fought over as far afield as Northern Ireland (found via Republic of Gilead).
A marijuana church has sprung up in Indiana to take advantage of the law (found via Mendip). I like the spirit of the idea, but do we really want marijuana to be defiled by association with religion?
Added link: For a range of right-wing views, see this comment thread. Sample (#9): "Recognition of alternative lifestyles as equally valid constitues a war against the traditional family" -- that is, those not conforming to the taboo system must be made second-class citizens, exactly as I've asserted these guys want to do.
Finally, a reminder (found via Mendip) that not everyone will be boycotting: