Gov. Mike Pence isn’t very popular after he set off a firestorm of media attention on his state, prompting boycotts from major companies and criticism from celebrities, after he signed an anti-gay bill.
‘Parks and Recreation’ star Nick Offerman announced in a Tweet on Monday that he will be canceling an upcoming show in Indiana because of the state’s newly signed law which opens the doors to discriminating against gays and lesbians.
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) March 31, 2015
Apparently, sucking is contagious.
Arkansas took Gov. Mike Pence’s lead and the state legislature on Tuesday passed its version of a measure billed as a religious freedom law.
It’s like they aren’t even paying attention.
The number one trending hashtag now on twitter is #Boycott Arkansas.
The New York Times reports:
The Arkansas bill, passed when the General Assembly concurred on three amendments from the State Senate, now goes to the state’s Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, who expressed reservations about an earlier bill but more recently said he would sign the measure if it “reaches my desk in similar form as to what has been passed in 20 other states.” The Arkansas Senate passed the measure last week.
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While there were several attempts up until the last minute to add a clause to the bill that would explicitly bar discrimination of gays and lesbians, a measure that Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana pledged to push through his Legislature, the sponsors of the bill in the Arkansas General Assembly rejected such moves.
”If you start shaving out exemptions in laws, next thing you know, you’ll gut the law because everyone will want an exemption,” said State Senator Bart Hester, an Arkansas Republican and one of the bill’s lead supporters.
Walmart, called on the governor to veto the bill. Other business leaders asked the same, to no avail.
Stop discriminating against Americans. If you do, you suck, too. You suck a lot. You are the worst at sucking and we detest your suckiness. We’re sick of suck-y red states.
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