Now I haven't verified this, so I admit that right off the bat I could be reacting too soon but I feel that I should deliver my reaction while it is still fresh.
Missouri, Arizona, and Kansas have apparently (again, need to verify this) passed laws that allow public services providers (doctors, lawyers, teachers etc) and private businesses the right to deny service if you are LGBT.
If this is true, then those states are now enacting a form of segregation that is just as bad as that taken against blacks prior to the civil rights movement here in the US.
I mean seriously, I understand that people feel disgusted/threatened by LGBT, but to deny a whole swath of people basic services is just wrong.
Here's an example of how fucked up this is, I don't like organized religion. In fact I borderline despise organized religion, so much so that I have become physically sick and mentally repulsed listening to preachers of all faiths with a few exceptions for those that are actually decent human beings about their faith.
However, if I suddenly said: "People of religion are no longer going to be provided with public services in this state."
People would be up in arms saying I was being a discriminating bigot (which I would be). You do not have to like or be comfortable with something, no one can force you to change your mind about how you feel regarding something like this. However denying basic services and/or rights to someone because they are different than you is disgusting, archaic, and is a civil and human rights abuse.
And here's something else, because I saw this at work the other day: if you are black, and think that this sort of treatment of LGBT people (or any sort of people for that matter) is okay, fuck off, and get to the back of the bus, because obviously you don't mind that sort of thing.
Hopefully these 'laws' will be struck down in short order for the blatant bigoted stupidity that they are (provided that they have actually been enacted). Anywhere else in the US that is thinking of enacting this sort of bullshit, go hide in a hole somewhere and stick your head between your legs.