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Idaho GOP Fights Anti-Gay Discrimination Law Over Fear Of Employee Wearing A Tutu To Work

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The Huffington Post
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June 20, 2013

The Idaho GOP officially endorsed an effort this week to shoot down recently passed laws banning anti-gay discrimination, a move one Republican official said was necessary over concerns that a gay employee might "come into work in a tutu."

On Monday, the Idaho GOP’s Resolutions Committee officially asked state lawmakers to support a resolution to nullify local city ordinances that have added sexual orientation to a list of protections against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. Cornel Rasor, chairman of that Republican committee, later explained the move to the Idaho Spokesman Review.

"I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu … he’s not producing what I want in my office," Rasor said. "If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine ... But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that? And that’s what these anti-discrimination laws do."