There has been much ado over the recent bill signed into law in Indiana. It would appear that the good state has legislated that a business may discriminate based on the owner’s religious bias. The immediate thought comes to mind of the baker unwilling to create a wedding cake for a gay couple.
My immediate thought is that the law is silly. There is no need to spell out and create a special exception for religious freedom. After all, we are all free people and, as such, are free to associate with whomever we please.
But I must admit to the shock I am seeing from people over this bill. As if it was news that we discriminate in our individual lives.
We discriminate on where we live, where we send our kids to school, who we hire as a babysitter. Shit, we discriminate on who we date. But when it comes to who we sell a cake too….back up!
We are a free people. Free to do as we like with whom we like; as long as it doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. And no person has a right to a wedding cake.