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Ordinance ordained (Coeur d'Alene, ID becomes California)
Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | 6/6/13 | Tom Hasslinger

Posted on 06/07/2013 8:11:15 AM PDT by illiac

COEUR d'ALENE - The next step is taking a breath.

A day after the Coeur d'Alene City Council adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance 5 to 1, Tony Stewart said the next move is, well, stopping and taking it easy.

"We've been getting a lot of calls and emails," said Stewart, Human Rights Task Force on Human Relations member, on Wednesday on the positive feedback he had received from the previous night's vote. "These things wind up being a great celebration."

And a lot of work.

Stewart, who brought the ordinance to the city to consider, said months of studying went into bringing it to Coeur d'Alene. It's not something that's jumped into.

Coeur d'Alene became the fifth Idaho city to adopt an ordinance that protects lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people from discrimination in areas of employment, housing and public accommodation.

But just because Coeur d'Alene did, the task force isn't ready to make a pitch to neighboring cities to do the same.

"It's a tremendous amount of work," Stewart said on bringing the ordinance forward. "You have to focus on one place at a time."

(Excerpt) Read more at cdapress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: culture; gay; government; news
And so it begins....Idaho becomes California....

Some interesting comments after the article.

1 posted on 06/07/2013 8:11:15 AM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

Colorado and Montana have a good lead so they will have to work hard to catch them.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: illiac

I thought Coeur d’ Alene was fairly conservative. I think its reasonable not to discriminate.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight

Unfortunately, the message is hidden in the city council’s agenda....this becomes much more than discrimination once you look under the hood.....


4 posted on 06/07/2013 8:17:28 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Liberals are a virus. They kill the host, (California), then move on and kill another, (Idaho, Montana, Colorado).

I hate liberals.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 8:18:59 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeaDragon

Oh good grief!!!


6 posted on 06/07/2013 8:19:59 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Dudoight
"I think its reasonable not to discriminate."

No question about that. But is it really necessary to create another ordinance or law on top of what is already spelled out in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Federal Law?

Sounds to me like another excuse to create a government watch dog group, committee, or just feed the lawyers.
7 posted on 06/07/2013 8:21:24 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: illiac

The Playboy Philosophy of the 1950s come home to roost in the heart of “America.”


8 posted on 06/07/2013 8:21:43 AM PDT by imardmd1
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To: illiac

“We’ve extended full anti-discrimination protection to black people in Coeur d’Alene.

That’s right.....both of them!”


9 posted on 06/07/2013 8:23:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RikaStrom
Lovely. Just freaking lovely.

I can't say I am shocked. CDA started turning into CA a long time ago.

So sad.

10 posted on 06/07/2013 8:26:23 AM PDT by SeaDragon ("Life is tough ..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne)
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To: Dudoight

What’s happening here is solving a problem that doesn’t exist in order to promote the homosexual agenda. Boise did the same thing recently.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Dudoight
I think its reasonable not to discriminate.

On a personal level it is very reasonable to not discriminate (for immutable characteristics such as race etc). For one thing it's bad business to eliminate a section of teh market for no good reason.

However, it is abomination for ANYONE to force anyone else to not discriminate (for any reason).

What right do you (or anyone else) have to force me to associate with someone I do not want to associate with? The Constitution guarantees my right of freedom of association. This includes the right to not associate at all. Now social busy bodies are forcing me to associate with people I don't like.

If I own a property and I do not want to rent it to some faggot, or to a one legged mexican flower arranger, or to a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or to a Jewish-American princess, or to a black or etc etc etc then I should not have to be forced to rent it to them.

Anti-discrimnination laws are unconstitutional.

12 posted on 06/07/2013 8:33:03 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Dudoight
I think its reasonable not to discriminate.

My neighbor, who was in jail 5 years for child molesting; is moving next door to you.

13 posted on 06/07/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Disambiguator

So right.

The council”man” who proposed this had worked with the Coeur d’Alene Theatre who put on plays for the locals. Says he is familiar with the LGBT plight and wants to assure their rights are not violated.

Guess the local electorate is changing and CDA will fall into the abyss...


14 posted on 06/07/2013 8:34:49 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Disambiguator

Brokeback Mountain...


15 posted on 06/07/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
That’s right.....both of them!”



  Barbara Walters called the city "a little slice of Heaven" and included it in her list of most fascinating places to visit.
 
Wiki says: 18 folks are Black there   (44137 * 0.4%)

16 posted on 06/07/2013 8:42:24 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: illiac

Queers everywhere are holdng slapping parties to show their support.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 9:09:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Iron Munro
I moved to the Pocatello area in 2000. At that time, they had a Christmas parade. There was rumor that a group of gays intended to inject a bit of their brand of hedonism into the parade. They did. The locals responded with a garden hose. The ambient temperature was around +20F at the time of the parade. Wet clothes aren't a good thing at that temperature.
18 posted on 06/07/2013 9:42:15 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: illiac

Resort towns are full of liberal social reformers, and CDA is no exception. Sun Valley has been down that road for decades.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 9:47:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: illiac
Things have come a long way from the "Boys of Boise" days in the 1950s. This Wiki piece -- which seems to me to have been modified by someone with homosexual sympathies -- gives the broad outlines of the scandal that rocked the state. Now the people who brought the charges would probably be sent to prison instead.

BOYS OF BOISE

20 posted on 06/07/2013 9:53:28 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Billthedrill
Sun Valley has been down that road for decades.

Sun Valley is a slice of Martha's Vineyard surgically implanted in former cowboy territory simply because it's a beautiful place with great skiing where the elite of the elite can isolate themselves. It caters to the wealthiest, snobbiest, most liberal people in the USA. It has never had any real relationship with the rest of Idaho. It was chosen as an elitist playground by Democrat power-player and wealthy railroad baron W. Averill Harriman.

21 posted on 06/07/2013 10:17:14 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Myrddin
There was rumor that a group of gays intended to inject a bit of their brand of hedonism into the parade. They did. The locals responded with a garden hose. The ambient temperature was around +20F at the time of the parade.

That goes a long way towards renewing my faith in Idahoans!


22 posted on 06/07/2013 10:41:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: illiac
Too bad we have a doctrine providing equal protection under the law for everyone.

That way politicians wouldn't have to carve out special treatment for thei favorite victim groups voting blocs.

/s

23 posted on 06/07/2013 10:44:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Stillwaters; Disambiguator
Ping in case you missed it

What’s happening here is solving a problem that doesn’t exist in order to promote the homosexual agenda. Boise did the same thing recently.

24 posted on 06/07/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: John O

Amen! If some guy in a dress wants me to hire him, there’s no way I would ever do so.

I’m not working with a demented freak...

Ed


25 posted on 06/07/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Dudoight
I thought Coeur d’ Alene was fairly conservative. I think its reasonable not to discriminate

Eye, ball.

This is about setting up "gotcha" laws like, e.g., the "Violence Against Women Act" (VAWA) which I put into scare quotes because it's not really about that. It's about putting people in jail you want to send a Big Message to -- "enemy" social groups. In the case of VAWA, the "enemy" is traditional (un-Feminazified) men. In the case of gay-fomenting laws, the "enemy" is heterosexual people who know they're normal and that the other folks ain't, and who say so.

Call it instead a "shut the hell up or else" ordinance, and you'll be a lot closer to letting your eye catch up with the ball.

PC Police: Coming to a town near you, to put you in jail for being Unrighteous.

26 posted on 06/07/2013 3:00:57 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: illiac
"Human" in the sense intended by the organizers is actually a less-abrasive, more-inclusive euphemism for "homosexual" everything.

It's basically Alinskyism practiced against the Main Enemy along the axis of sexual orientation and the axis of ethnicity: Anyone straight is a member of a suspect class ("'phobes"), and anyone white is assumed to be a member of a suspect class (racists) until he can prove the negative.

Nice, huh?

27 posted on 06/07/2013 3:19:46 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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