“Senate Bill 119 – revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties” was rescheduled to be heard Monday, Feb 6th, by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee to vote whether it will go out on the Senate Floor for a vote. This is a bad bill. References are below.
ACTION – Contact the Committee members, especially if they are from your district, AND your Senator and urge them to vote NO on SB 119. Contact information is below. Faxes and email work 24/7!
American Clarion Jan. 24, 2012 by Bob Ellis:
“Obviously this is another bill designed to advance the homosexual agenda, seeking to provide special protections for homosexuals.
If homosexuals insist on engaging in this dangerous and immoral practice in the privacy of their own homes, no one is trying to stop them. But forcing society to accept and accommodate their behavior is just plain wrong. What we practice in the privacy of our own residence is one thing, but forcing another person to acknowledge, legitimize, cater to, enable, accommodate, further or promote a dangerous and immoral practice is itself immoral and unconscionable.”
Read Bob Ellis’ excellent story “South Dakota Bill Highlight: SB 119” for talking points. The bill is included. Notice all of the underlined (added) sections:
sexual orientation, gender identity
Sexual orientation,” means homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality;
“Gender identity,” the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth;
Senate Health and Human Services Committee members are:
|Bradford, Jim (D)|
|Holien, Ried (R)
|Hunhoff, Jean (R)
|Kraus, Elizabeth (R)
|Krebs, Shantel (R)
|Rampelberg, Bruce (R)
|Schlekeway, Todd (R)
One would think with all committee members but one being Republicans that this would be a “shoe in”. Please don’t back off!
E-MAIL anytime at Email Your Legislator. (Very simple. Write the email information once then use the drop down menu only to change address to next Legislator.)
PHONE them at (605) 773-3851 for House Representatives and (605) 773-3821 for Senators at the Capitol and leave a message with a page. You may leave messages for 2 people at a time. Leave a message as to the bill, the vote you want, your name and County.
FAX them on your computer at Fax Zero. You are allowed two free faxes per day per e-mail address.
To find out which district you are in and who your Legislators are, see below:
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