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SC Dems Rally For Anti-Discrimination Bill

LEGISLATION FACES UPHILL BATTLE …  || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Todd Rutherford – the minority leader of the “Republican-controlled” S.C. House of Representatives – will join several ranking Democrats at the S.C. State House this week in support of legislation which would expressly ban discrimination in the Palmetto State on…

LEGISLATION FACES UPHILL BATTLE … 

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Todd Rutherford – the minority leader of the “Republican-controlled” S.C. House of Representatives – will join several ranking Democrats at the S.C. State House this week in support of legislation which would expressly ban discrimination in the Palmetto State on the basis of sexual orientation.

Rutherford will be joined by Reps. Beth Bernstein, James Smith and Leon Stavrinakis in support of H. 3950 – a piece of legislation which was recalled from the S.C. House judiciary committee last week.

A response to so-called “discriminatory” legislation in Indiana, Rutherford’s bill would prohibit businesses in South Carolina from refusing service to customers on the basis of their sexual orientation.

The bill is scheduled to receive a vote in the House this week, although GOP lawmakers are likely to try and send it back to the committee level.  Assuming it passes the House, the bill would need to get a two-thirds majority vote of the S.C. Senate just to be heard by that chamber.

Why’s that?  Because it didn’t clear the House prior to a May 1 “crossover deadline.”  Like other liberal agenda items.

What do we think of Rutherford’s legislation?  Eh …

Beyond certain obvious conclusions, drawing the line on such issues is exceedingly difficult.

To wit: Where does one South Carolinian’s liberty begin – and another’s end?  In what instances should private businesses be compelled to provide goods or services in a manner inconsistent with their wishes?  Can government compel people to sell in the same manner it compels them to purchase?

Where do we draw the lines? Hmmmm …

Anyway, Democrats will gather on Tuesday May 5 at 11:45 a.m. EDT in the first floor lobby of the S.C. State House to make their case for the bill.

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85 comments

TroubleBaby May 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm

“No shirt, no shoes, no service.”

That’s discrimination too. Waffle House better look out.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

“No shirtsky, no shoesky, no
Schlotzky.”

Let’s not leave out the sandwich shops.

Also, TBG used to frequent several drinking establishments that practiced *gasp* gender discrimination.

“Guys: No shirt. No service.

Gals: No shirt. FREE beer.”

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FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Next: “no ear ring, no service”.

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:37 am

“Next: “no ear ring, no service”.”
What does tinnitus have to do with this, pray tell?

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:54 am

” Waffle House better look out.”
If you are eating at Waffle House you do not have much time to live anyway so WTF cares . . .

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TroubleBaby May 5, 2015 at 8:48 am

lol-good one

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TroubleBaby May 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

lol, you can find ways to eat healthy there. Try the chicken dinner with eggs poached or fiesta omelet with no cheese and get the sliced tomatoes for a side instead of grits(or hasbrowns).

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Crooner May 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Yeah, ’cause we’re still struggling through that whole government is making me serve darkies like they’re equal to me mess.

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fc May 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Black,brown and white…all created equal…please don’t equate the skin color or creed of a human being with that of a perverted group of sexual deviants whose lifestyle decisions infected this nation with AIDS and with the help of state controlled agencies and the media, chips away at the moral and cultural foundations that made this nation the envy of modern civilization.

Not fair to those that were enslaved and continue to pay the price of segregation.

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Second Class Citizenship May 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Fifty years ago people like you were arguing against a black man being able to marry a white woman. Fifty years ago the Supreme Court gave people like you some really bad news. Won’t it be wonderful if history repeats and the small minded jerks like you lose again?

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SCBlueWoman May 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

A to the Men.

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fc May 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm

When do those unborn children get some rights?Woman are the ultimate slave holders…that baby in the woman has NO rights in the womb and can even be killed if it is ‘inconvenient’ for the female slave holder.

Welfare Chex May 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Us men need to get our bitches in line and tell them to have our goddamn babies.

Rocky Jocky May 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Yeah, and shut up about, and get out there, and get jobs, and pay for ’em too. ‘Cause we gots important guy stuff to do. Like get new clubs, play more golf, go dove huntin’.

SCBlueWoman May 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

You can’t be that stupid, can you?

Tip, Just The Tip May 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Yes, he can.

fc May 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

You telling me that baby is not enslaved in your body???…and you even have the legal right to kill the baby…correct?

SCBlueWoman May 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm

You are ridiculous.

SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:40 am

“You are ridiculous”
“Trolling pervert” would be a better description of Pogo.

Rocky May 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm

After three kids, I can honestly say who the slave is, and it aint them.

Free The Babies! May 5, 2015 at 6:42 am

Those poor fetuses enslaved in the womb, won’t someone free them?

Wait a minute, that kills the fetus.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

You can’t be that stupid, can you?

PRO TIP:
On internet forums, the answer is almost always a resounding “YES!”

SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:38 am

“On internet forums, the answer is almost always a resounding “YES!””
And in the case of Pogo no need to even ask . . .

Rocky May 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Tell you what, you get that baby to vote, and I’ll be with you.

RogueElephant May 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

There was a representative from Texas , I think, that said the ultimate solution to abortion was to arm fetuses. I can just imagine a voting , gun toting fetus. “Come and take me bitch.” LOL

fc May 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Apples and oranges…someones God given race and choosing a perverted lifestyle.I judge no one-just do it in your own bedroom.

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Sit Down Pogo May 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Wow!! Gay sex must be really awesome if people “choose” it.

guest May 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Na.They just never had a daddy.

What A Choice May 5, 2015 at 6:47 am

It is so good Christian pastors “choose” to have it and preach against it the very next Sunday. It is so good Christian politicians have it and then vote for bills that hurt gays. It is OK when they do it though, as long as they are Republican right Mark Sanford?

Rocky May 4, 2015 at 5:41 pm

You mean they’re doing it in the street?

Perverted Pogo May 5, 2015 at 6:45 am

Not apples and oranges at all you 1950s throwback, people called interracial couples all kinds of names including perverts. Every comment you make you prove my point that you are no different than the racists of the past.

RogueElephant May 5, 2015 at 8:49 am

You can make sin legal , but you can’t make it right.

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fc May 5, 2015 at 10:12 am

As usual, right on the money.

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GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm

The people are suffering in this miserable Obam-economy…and Democrats are demanding extra rights….no wonder most of us deem them unfit….

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Tango Loves Gay Posts May 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Well, that didn’t take too long.

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Rainbow Colored Boner May 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm

GrandTango just wants more rights, shame on you.

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GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Yeah…some people – like me – jump right on the TRUTH, and tell it..and that’s what piss#$ off Dumb@$$#$, like you..is it not????…LMAO…

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fc May 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Rocky is just bored.He has visited all 57 states like Obama.

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GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I doubt he’s been out of Eastover.

fc May 4, 2015 at 3:13 pm

lol…

GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Unless the city bus goes out that far….and Rocky goes into town to keep his government checks current…

Rocky May 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I already kicked your ass earlier today, it was getting boring and I had a lot of work to get done. TPS Reports were due. Later ‘Gator.

GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Fat, sweaty-eater, slobs always think you’re tough. You think of yourself as “Big-Guys”…..Fat is big…but it is a SEVERE disability in a fight…You’re not what you think…

Endurance in anything makes it better (I know from LOTS OF personal experience)…and fat people give out real quick…and that” when you get the S#!t kicked out of you…as I regularly do to you…

And I don’t even feel bad about it, when I do it…LMAO…

Fat People Stories May 5, 2015 at 6:52 am

So GrandTango is fat and it doesn’t help him when he gets his ass kicked, what a shock there let me tell ya.

GrandTango May 5, 2015 at 8:24 am

I know I Pi$$#D you off (and hit the NAIL on the head) when you respond w/ something that lame, and ignorant…LMAO…

Thanks for confirming the strike….

Tip, Just The Tip May 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I doubt you’ve been out of you mama’s basement.

fc May 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

I only know ONE contributor on Fits that says he lives with his mamma…wanna guess? LMAO!!!!

Tip, Just The Tip May 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

I believe I’ve already placed Tango there…

fc May 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

try again…

Tip, Just The Tip May 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm

You! Thanks for the second guess.

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz May 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

na…one more try…give you a hint…

Tip, Just The Tip May 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm

You giving Buz a hard time? Some Christian you are. I believe taking care of a ill parent is different that waiting for you momma to fix you that fried spam sandwich, Pogo. Get Tango’s mom on the line and see if you boys can have another sleepover.

fc May 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Rocky you are losing your touch. All have a good evening.

Rocky May 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Sorry, was a busy day. Did you say gay? Where? Is he dressed nice?

GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Now that’s very original. Did you come up w/ that one all by yourself????……LMAO…

FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

But now in Bendover?

SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:49 am

Who’s blowing who today with you and GrandTango? Bet 69 is the lucky number for you lovebirds . . . Tweet! Tweet!

fc May 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm

‘Extra rights’ are correct.They use the same playbook as the race hustlers…burn the bitch down and destroy the community if we don’t get what we want.

That ‘2%’ freak show will eventually burn any fairness or goodwill the American people have shown toward this band of perverts and thugs. Their tactics of extortion by threatening communities with lawsuits and violence are already showing America what these people are all about.

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FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

One might note that any trial lawyer covered by an LLC now pays less than 10% income tax. … Hey, there’s Gold in perversion!

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:47 am

“Hey, there’s Gold in perversion”
LOL There’s also perversion is gold – see your idol, Glenny Beck.

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SCBlueWoman May 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Equal rights under the law is not extra rights. Bless your heart.

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GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Then obey the law and STFU, Dumb@$$….

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SCBlueWoman May 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

I obey the law. STFU you gaping hole.

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Obey The Law May 5, 2015 at 6:54 am

Then why the hell are you whining about Obamacare? It IS the law!

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GrandTango May 5, 2015 at 8:22 am

Really: I think the SCOTUS will have something to say about that….

Aside from that: Forcing reverence for homosexuality on everyone, is NoT the law…you F*#king Bigoted Dumb@$$…

Rocky May 5, 2015 at 10:05 am

Did someone propose a “give reverence to gays” law? I haven’t heard that one. I know there’s a case awaiting SCOTUS opinion regarding right to same sex marriage, but haven’t heard the Hail the Queers Law. Can you please enlighten me? I know that’s setting the bar pretty high since you don’t have any facts, but humor me.

GrandTango May 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

In effect…it’s EXACTLY what you’re forcing…

FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Extra rights, special considerations… Typical “just us” for the “abused”, when They are promoting the self abuse.

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Good Old Boy Network May 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

If old, white, straight, upper-middle class Christian males don’t feel discriminated against, then no one is truly discriminated against, right guys?

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Cooter Brown May 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Th’ road t’ hail iz paved wit good intenshuns..,.

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Elfego May 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm

I hope some of these folks that like to mix it up with animals,etc. will take their partners into some of these nice places the honorables visit with them to be served. No wonder America is on the decline,anything goes!

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:45 am

The ones that talk about folks “mixing it up with animals, etc.” are usually the folks who ARE “mixing it up with animals, etc.” Woof!

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GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Any word on Democrats rally FOR America, Freedom – and equality- for all – with it not being based on what they choose to do in the bedrooms…

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vicupstate May 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

By working against the GOP, the Democrats are by extension fighting for freedom and equality.

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GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 5:06 pm

In NYC and Ferguson, you’re shooting the police down in the streets…sounds like you’re a bunch of violent, ignorant and uneducated Mother-F*#kers to me….

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FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:19 pm

It appears that that is what They want: a spy-cam in every bedroom. … And a Gruberment agency big enough to examine all those videos, talk about your perverts.

It’s as if the “progressive” Fascists don’t have a full plate of spaghetti already.

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:41 am

SlowEdward and BigTurd ought to get a room . . . . now all they need to do is find a “top” to join the fun . . .

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Pogo May 5, 2015 at 6:49 am

I’ll be the top. Wonder why my name is Pogo? Let’s just say everyone wants a ride. GrandTango likes to call me Jackhammer but I don’t like to boast.

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FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

What The Hay? When was it ever Gruberment job to be the decider in this?

Anybody looked at The Constitution? The federal g’ment and the various states are specifically denied the authority to make this call.

Even the “state rights” Tenth Amendment concludes that these questions are the rights and preview “of the people”.

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:44 am

You are fucking clueless. Your “wife”? And what makes you think you should be allowed to have one?

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FastEddy23 May 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm

So you actually want the post office deciding when, who and what gets into your pants?

I’m just saying I don’t want Any Gruberment agency, fed, state or local to make any call about my and my wife’s personal medical choices. … That would be Tyranical, Dictatorial Fascism … Just like in Romania less than two decades ago.

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FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

I get the feeling there are really only four guys and one girl on this blog … and she is a trouble maker from “The View”.

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SCBlues May 5, 2015 at 1:42 am

I get the feeling that there are only a couple of real men on this forum and you are not one of them . . . .

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soxinsc May 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

“In what instances should private businesses be compelled to provide goods or services in a manner inconsistent with their wishes?”

If your business is open to the public, you serve the public, period. If you want to serve only certain segments of the public, make your business “members only” and go from there. It’s that simple.

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west_rhino May 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm

sadly this leaves a loophole for bars to continue serving the obliviously intoxicated and by caveat be exempt from civil liability should “misadventure” be the result of a drunk getting drunker.

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