...The four proposals are SB1437, SB1441, AB1056 and AB606. Some already have been approved by lawmakers, others await their final outcome.
Among the new laws would be one to ban the state from doing business with any company or group that does not provide benefits to workers with "domestic partners" equal to the benefits offered workers with spouses, according to Concerned Women for America.
Penny Harrington, who is the legislative liaison for Concerned Women for America of San Diego and Imperial Counties, noted there's no conscience clause, which usually is included to allow religious organizations to continue to be faithful to their beliefs.
"It's pretty ironclad," she said.
Another has a requirement for "sensitivity" training for foster parents, group home staff members and social workers about "challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender youth."
It also leaves to social workers to decide whether children are old enough to "consider himself or herself affiliated with a particular religion."
Perhaps the worst, Dobson said, is SB1437, which would ban any instructional materials or public school activities that "reflect adversely" on homosexuals and other alternative sexual lifestyles...
read full story here
It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired. I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue. I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe. I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great.....