Battle for the roses
In a glaring demonstration of ignorance concerning an entire industry, Illinois state Senator Kyle McCarter (R) warns that if marriage equality becomes law in his state, “Businesses will be affected. Bed and breakfasts, florists, all those that are wedding-related, will be affected. They will choose to, most of them, dissolve their businesses.” Florists will close rather than let their precious carnations, lilies, and roses appear at a gay wedding? News flash, Kyle: about most of those florists…
In his battle to save the roses, McCarter posted to his Facebook “To redefine marriage is discriminatory towards those who hold the sincerely held religious belief that it is a sacred institution between a man & a woman.” (We don’t know if he has commented on the divorce rate between heterosexuals, and Illinois law that permits such divorces. We would assume such a law also discriminates against those who hold sincere religious beliefs that ‘what God has joined together, let no man put asunder’. If we hear, we’ll let you know.)
Posted on February 15, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Facebook, florists to close businesses, gay, God, Kyle McCarter, leadership, marriage equality in Illinois, pride, Queer, wedding industry to close in illinois. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.