A fine line between anti-bullying and bullying

Monday, March 7, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

airliner taxiing travelAn attorney warns that California could make some enemies if it approves a recently introduced piece of legislation.

Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), tells OneNewsNow California Assemblymember Evan Low (D) has introduced AB-1887, which would forbid the state from paying travel expenses for most types of state employees unless they are visiting states that have laws accommodating homosexuals and those who identify as transgender. If they go to states without the laws, the expenses will not be paid.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)"This is going to have a terrible, intolerant impression for the state of California," Dacus warns. "And at the same time, it's probably going to result in a pushback from other states like Texas that don't like states like California telling them what to do, particularly when it comes to the importance of valuing religious freedom."

He points out that the federal government and 21 states have passed some form of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

"Of the seven largest states in America, California is the only state that does not have a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act protecting the rights of people of faith," the PJI president laments. "That apparently is not enough for California; now they want to bully other states with this legislation to be equally insensitive and intolerant to religious freedom."

Dacus points out that The Golden State ironically has laws that prohibit bullying, yet if the state passes the bill, he submits it would become a bully.

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