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Pro-Life, Moderate Jennifer Garrison Sits Down With Ohio’s Top Left-Wing Crazy

August 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm Matt

Is this smart politics, or a waste of Garrison’s time? I think the most telling thing about this is… that apparently, the new Democrat base has a litmus test for its candidates, where any candidate who may have reservations about government endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle is an unacceptable candidate.


Exit question- Are there libertarian homosexuals who oppose this legislation, as it is a further erosion of property rights? Or it is a requirement that politically minded homosexuals be Rothenberg-style socialists? After all, in the long run, if government stays out of the way, it is very expensive, and perhaps impossible, in a free-market to discriminate.

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  • Daniel Jack Williamson
    Garrison wanted to talk about her run for SoS, but Rothenberg only wanted to talk about SB176. Rothenberg made it seem pretty obvious that he only values Garrison as a Majority Leader who will urge passage of this bill once it gets to the House Floor. He doesn't care one iota about Garrison's SoS bid. Garrison was used. Rothenberg used this to extract a commitment out of Garrison, but Garrison didn't gain a single thing from Rothenberg that would help her gain an endorsement for the Democrat SoS primary.

    By the way, SB 176 is scary, despite Garrison's assertion that similar bills have been adopted in 21 states and that it's been thoroughly vetted. According to my comprehension of the bill, the Ohio Revised Code already stipulates that a disorder as serious as pedophilia does not constitute a physical or mental impairment. It seems Ohio law already includes pedophilia as part of a person's sexual orientation and gender identity.

    "(b) "Physical or mental impairment" does not include any of the following: (i) Homosexuality and bisexuality; (ii) Transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments, or other sexual behavior disorders; (iii) Compulsive gambling, kleptomania, or pyromania; (iv) Psychoactive substance use disorders resulting from the current illegal use of a controlled substance or the current use of alcoholic beverages. "

    This, of course, flies in the face of reality, because a sexual behavior disorder as serious as pedophilia can indeed impair a person, yet Ohio law stipulates that it does not constitute impairment.

    The changes to the Ohio Revised Code would make it illegal to discriminate against individuals in matters of housing, employment, etc., based on a person's sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

    The arbitrary assignment of sexual disorders, such as pedophilia, as being part and parcel of a person's sexual orientation and gender identity means that a pedophile can seek employment in a Head Start program, and that potential employers would be unable to screen out such an applicant on the basis of pedophilia.

    The pedophiles, among others, are being given refuge by the LGBT community, because criticisms of the bill will be characterized as homophobic by the LGBT community even if a critic opposes the bill on grounds that have nothing to do with homosexuality.

    Before changing Ohio law to forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, it seems to me that we need to revise Ohio's definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity so that, among other things, our Head Start pre-schools aren't staffed by pedophiles.
  • Daniel Jack Williamson
    Oops, wherever I wrote SB 176, it should read HB 176. The text can be found at this link:

    http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID...
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