Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Associated Press: Utah Gov. Herbert meets with gay rights group

The Associated Press: Utah Gov. Herbert meets with gay rights group:

"Herbert took office in mid-August after Jon Huntsman resigned to become U.S. ambassador to China.

Within weeks of his inauguration, Herbert said he doesn't think it should be illegal to discriminate against someone for being gay or transgender.

In Utah, it's currently legal to fire someone or evict them from housing for being gay. Herbert contends that discriminating against gay people is wrong — but says there's no need for a law to prevent it."


And then he proceeds to use that ever-watertight argument technique: SLIPPERY SLOPE! My favorite. Just today in my Library Reference class a classmate (who came in late and admittedly didn't do the readings) said this about adopting web-based tools to reach out to Patrons from the Reference Desk: "Where does it stop? Are you going to have to sign on to every new technology that comes out?" He also said the same thing about Reference Librarians helping in career counselors. This guy and Governor Herbert were made for one another! Maybe they can get gay married once they both find out that there really IS someone else for them out there!

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