Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People

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    Over the weekend, Republicans in the Michigan Statehouse passed a “license to discriminate” bill that would give just about anyone the right to refuse service to LGBT people if it conflicted with their religious beliefs.

    The broadly written Religious Freedom Restoration Act would allow, for example, an EMT to refuse emergency treatment to a gay person or a pharmacist to refuse to refill HIV medication, because God decreed gays and lesbians should be put to death

    the act is so broad it would let a Catholic high school refuse to hire a Muslim janitor, and a DMV clerk deny a new driver’s license to someone who is divorced.
    Michigan Speaker Bolger fasttracked the bill, which passed 59-50 along party lines. “I support individual liberty and I support religious freedom,” Bolger said. “I have been horrified as some have claimed that a person’s faith should only be practiced while hiding in their home or in their church.”

    If it passes in the Michigan Senate and is signed by Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will become law.
     
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    Will become law and immediately struck down.
     
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    So a gay EMT could deny service to a extremist Muslim janitor having a heart attack?
     
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    I believe this bill would break Fed law
     
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    While the proponents of the bill cite less-offensive cases, such as Jewish butchers refusing to handle non-kosher meat or Christian pastors prohibited from donating to local homeless populations due to food safety rules, others point to subtler — and more dangerous — possible uses. These include pharmacists refusing to fill HIV prescriptions, or EMTs denying a gay person the right to live, said an ACLU of Michigan attorney to MLive.

    “I should not be forced to follow the religion of my pharmacist,” state Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) said in a floor speech prior to the House’s vote.

    However, some legal experts discredit the idea that extreme cases will ever survive in court. Little, if any, precedence exists to suggest a devout Christian interested in saving people’s lives will stop short if he or she finds out the victim is homosexual, says future Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter, who supports the bill. “The ability to bring a case is a right that we all enjoy,” Cotter said. “But there is a difference between filing a case and winning a case.”

    http://www.medicaldaily.com/michiga...re-discrimination-against-lgbt-grounds-313518
     
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    That stuff would never happen, but the rabid aclu wants to scare people into thinking it might
     
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    So, a gay EMT could refuse to save a Christian if he doesn't agree with Christianity?
     
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    yep... pretty much lets anyone say fuck you .. i am not going to do my job

    so glad that Michigan has the world's best economy and zero unemployment so that they can piss around

    passing shit like this
     
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    That's fine by me.
     
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    its almost 2015 fer cryin out loud.

    i hope u joking
     
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    no one gotta help anyone, but dont cash a paycheck where the primary job description is helping ppl

    what if one of your assistants pulled that bs
     
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    There is no fed law banning this... There are very few federal laws...

    You're likely referring to the establishment clause, which isn't a law, it's an interpretation of the constitution. A nuance, but a worthy one.
     
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    me too

    we do things a little diff here
     
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    Per article

    "We ain't taking no n-----s here," he says to a Bullitt County Sheriff's deputy at the site of a car crash involving an African-American family and a white man, according to body-cam footage obtained by WDRB-TV.

    His sentence contains a double negative. He was misunderstood and simply was trying to help.
     
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    Michigan has much more important things to worry about. Brady Hoke has ruined that football program to the point that it needs to be completely torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. As an Ohio State fan, it would be nice to go into a game against our rival with at least a little bit of nervousness about being defeated. It was amusing to laugh at them for a few years but it has gotten way past being old.
     
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    Blur... so when you call 911 for medical help, be prepared to answer 38 questions by the operator, so they can get the "right type" of EMT for you. :rolleyes:

    Don't worry - Florida is just as f'd up... we'll be dealing with more weird stuff down here soon also. :console:
     
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    Liberal spin.

    The bill simply is a reaction to Obama demanding that catholic hospitals pay for birth control for single employees, or be forced to perform abortions, etc....

    It's designed to prevent being forced to do things against religious principles.
     
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    I would have started off with the right to refuse treatment to Muslims and then work towards the gays
     
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