Q: Would you support a law that says you can’t fire someone for their sexual orientation -- Similar to protections for people on race or gender?How about walking up to someone in the workplace and saying, "Gay or Straight?" and then, if they answer, "Gay," saying: "You're fired." What should we do about people who do that? That was, after all, the question, asshole. People aren't born bigots, they choose to be. What's your excuse? Love your flag pin, dude. Free dumb's on the march.
Republican Representative JAMES LANKFORD of Oklahoma: Well, you’re now dealing with behavior and I’m trying to figure out exactly what you’re trying to mean by that. Because you’re dealing with -- race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is a behavior-related and preference-related and one is something inherently -- skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff. You don’t walk up to someone on the street and look at them and say, “Gay or straight?”
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