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California Assembly passes bill to ask vendors about their sexuality
American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2012 | Lee DeCovnick

Posted on 05/03/2012 6:44:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

California Assembly Bill 1960 continues the radical gay political machine's carefully planned assault on personal privacy. Here is the bill's summary as written by the Legislative Counsel's Digest.

Existing  law requires the Department of General Services to make available a report on contracting activity containing specified information, including the level of participation of business enterprises, by race, ethnicity, and gender of owner, in specified contracts.

This bill would require the Department of General Services to include in the report on contracting activity information regarding the level of participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender owned  businesses in specified contracts, as provided.

What specified contracts?  Almost all contracts let out for bid by California including construction, purchases of materials, supplies, or equipment and professional services.

The bill was passed by the Assembly on an almost party line vote and sent to the State Senate.

And not so surprisingly, the bill says it's actually voluntary for contractors to report this information.  The "volunteerism" aspect is a clever device to provide cover for the liberal lap dogs in the MSM who have to report this unsavory tidbit of unholy tyranny.

From the Sacramento Bee:

The measure, Assembly Bill 1960, would enable the owners of businesses that contract with the state to identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It would not require them to do so.

The Assembly vote was 47-24, with only one Republican supporting it. The bill now heads to the Senate.

The Department of General Services currently is required to collect data on contractors by race, ethnicity and gender. AB 1960 would add LGBT-owned businesses to that list.

The bill by Sacramento Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson seeks data involving state contracts for construction, professional services, and for the purchase of materials, supplies or equipment.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; homosexuality; sexualorientation

1 posted on 05/03/2012 6:44:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The measure, Assembly Bill 1960, would enable the owners of businesses that contract with the state to identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

What if you are a transgendered bisexual lesbian?

2 posted on 05/03/2012 6:46:10 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Only the left can get away with this. What is the government business on your sexuality unless, they plan to divide us more by giving preferred contracts to yet another minority over a qualified vendor.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The soon-to-be Most successful contractor in California!

4 posted on 05/03/2012 6:47:18 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since companies that bill themselves as fruit baskets will be awarded contracts, I look for the percentage of apparent gays in California to skyrocket to 69% or so, “on paper”.

The fly in the ointment might be that Kalifornia tends not to actually PAY its vendors...


5 posted on 05/03/2012 6:47:38 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So what do they do if you claim you’re gay? How do they check this? Let’s say I’m married and have 3 kids, but I claim I’m gay. What do they do? Question my wife? Demand I turn over the names of my same-sex sexual partners? How is this going to work?


6 posted on 05/03/2012 6:47:55 AM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF

These guys are nuts! The downward spiral continues.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:30 AM PDT by ibytoohi
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not a heterosexual guy. I’m simply a lesbian woman trapped in a man’s body.

There, problem fixed.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 6:53:25 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yeah but we Californians will have a fabulous infrastructure.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

>> Yeah but we Californians will have a fabulous infrastructure.

“Queer eye for the straight (in places) state”, eh?


10 posted on 05/03/2012 7:03:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SeekAndFind

NOW we are beginning to get down to what this is all about.

SPECIAL PREF FOR GAYS...

How soon until gays start demanding free college, reperations, etc,etc.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 7:06:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t ask that question about potential military recruits. You mean there’s a double-standard? Where’s all that fairness now?


12 posted on 05/03/2012 7:10:08 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Pretty soon, we’ll be filling in the bubbles on state testing for first graders on whether they are gay or not......if we don’t already!


13 posted on 05/03/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, what is the highest priority of those running the legislature?


14 posted on 05/03/2012 7:18:14 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: SeekAndFind

With each passing day, all I can say about my former home state of California is:

Wow... What. A. F***ing. Mess.

I escaped in 1976.... I only return to visit my family members still trapped behind the Lavender Tofu Curtain.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: libertarian27

***The soon-to-be Most successful contractor in California! ***

I have never been able to sit through that movie!


16 posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:59 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SeekAndFind

They could dispense with all this fine-structure discrimination if they just had the guts to do what they really want to do: “Straight white males need not apply.”


17 posted on 05/03/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind
identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

I don't know how a "business' can "identify itself" as any of those.

Anybody notice something missing from that list?

Can a business "identify" as heterosexual?

18 posted on 05/03/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: RonF
How is this going to work?

Gives a whole new meaning to "Drop and give me twenty!"

19 posted on 05/03/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: edcoil

Why would “normal” people want to live in California? I don’t even want to visit there!


20 posted on 05/03/2012 8:38:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Assembly Bill 1960, would enable the owners of businesses that contract with the state to identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

They don’t sak if someone is sane and normal?,oh I get it it’s California.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Izzy Dunne

I believe in California identifying yourself as a heterosexual IS a hate crime.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 10:17:38 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I have never been able to sit through that movie!

That movie was all the rage back in the late 70's - early 80's - thing was you HAD to watch it with others who knew the movie and what to say and do during it, even props were used - it was an event. It's not a movie anyone would suggest watching for the sake of it...Ishtar is better :)

It was silly and fun in the 80's - a midnight weekend treat when you weren't old enough yet to go to bars:) It was a party.

23 posted on 05/03/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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