Even I didn't think he'd go that far. It's amazing that this man can still shock me.
Please, Democrats, pass this bill. Make Bush and the Republicans veto and uphold that veto - just to show the country how out-of-touch, meanspirited and fucking evil those asses are. How could anyone - other than the most utterly homophobic dickheads - support the right of businesses to fire people merely for being gay? That's the kind of basic legislation we're talking about here.
And before anyone comes and says something stupid like "a crime is a crime is a crime," don't forget that Republicans had no problem protecting people of faith from hate crimes. And don't forget that under current federal law, businesses can fire people merely for being gay - unless their states have come to the rescue (which is only about half the country, sadly).
This is exactly the kind of utter hatred many glbt people have to deal with on a daily basis. Do we really want this kind of putrid nonsense aired during a ballot initiative? The same people pushing Bush and the Republicans to stop something as simple and basic as an anti-discrimination bill that protects gay people are going to be the ones pushing the efforts to repeal marriage rights in Massachusetts. Take this lesson as motivation to crush the Vote on Marriage peeps in this ConCon season.