A lawmaker voluntarily pulled her bill to provide workplace protection to lesbian, gay, and transgender people as well as others who might be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.If they're gonna be assholes, the least you can do is make them stand up and identify themselves as such.
Rep. Karen St. Germain, D-Plaquemine, said she didn't want to go through with a vote on the legislation because she knew she didn't have the votes to get it out of the House of Representatives' Civil Law and Procedure Committee Tuesday morning.
"I have sadness, disappointment that we have let it get this far, where there are still some issues about people's right to work," said St. Germain. "I will be back with this bill next year."
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Why not make them own it?
Even if you know they're going to speak and vote against you, you may as well make them go on the record as having done that. Particularly in cases like these.