‘Civil Rights’ Means Anti-Gay for Some Republicans


Jay Michaelson | Doublespeak } The Daily Beast | November 26, 2015

A new bill proposed in Indiana purports to be a civil rights law, but would actually turn the clock backward for LGBT people.
The latest Republican strategy to turn back the tide of history against LGBT people is a masterpiece of doublespeak: introduce “civil rights” legislation that is, in fact, anti-gay.

The first salvo of this new, cynical tactic has just been fired by Republicans in the Indiana State Senate. There, a new bill is being sold as a landmark compromise on LGBT equality; on the face of it; the bill protects LGBT people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

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