By David Lampo
It really is an axiom of recent American politics that many Republicans and so much conservatives will not be merely anti-gay yet that they've capitulated to an anti-gay time table formulated and pursued via the spiritual correct for the previous a number of many years. In A primary Freedom, David Lampo makes the case that help for homosexual rights will offer long term political advantages for the GOP and the conservative circulation. He argues that an anti-gay schedule succinctly exposes the hypocrisy of these who speak of constrained govt and person rights yet forget about either by way of homosexual rights and different own freedom matters. certainly, it's the defenders of homosexual rights inside Republican ranks who're retaining religion with middle conservative rules. He additionally offers numerous polling information that express that rank-and-file Republicans, together with many Tea social gathering supporters, are way more supportive of homosexual rights than in general presumed. Lampo’s name to embody homosexual rights is certain to be hotly debated in the conservative circulate.
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To have such laws on the books but intentionally not include the gay and lesbian community is really to throw the principle of equal protection under the law out the window. A fundamental principle of a libertarian government, after all, is to treat all citizens the same legally, not to have the state grant special treatment or legal privileges to favored groups and to withhold them from others. That is what the phrase “equal protection of the laws” means, and excluding gay and lesbian Americans from such laws would clearly seem to violate that principle.
The 2009 statute, for example, added ten years of prison time automatically to a crime of violence in which anti-gay bias played a part. Even some civil libertarians on the left oppose this two-tiered system of punishment in which similar crimes result in different punishments, depending on the beliefs and motives of the perpetrators. Where were their concerns for free speech and different standards of justice then? Even seemingly levelheaded people like Representative Mike Pence are led to make silly and hypocritical statements, like this one after the passage of the federal hate crime act: “I resent this measure [because] we’re now adding resources and money to investigate and prosecute crimes against certain people [gays and lesbians] that aren’t available for the same crime committed against others.
That’s because most libertarians, and even some conservatives, begin the discussion of nondiscrimination laws by making the all-important distinction between the public and private sectors. Several different considerations about this issue therefore require some thoughtful attention by all Republicans. Libertarians clearly have a general philosophical objection to the government telling private businesses the basis on which they must hire and fire their employees, so it’s easy to understand their objection to expanding such laws to include new categories.
A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights by David Lampo