Dear Aaron Goldstein,
Last night, you wrote a post criticizing my characterization of Arizona SB 1062 as not anti-gay. With due respect, here is my response to your response.
1. I never said I was for this bill.
2. I simply wanted to expose others to the actual wording of this bill, which I fear very few people took the time to read. Here it is, for your own edification.
3. As for Mr. Yarbrough’s intentions, I will not defend him. But you say, “So let’s please stop pretending that this legislation has nothing to do with homosexuality." I never said it had “nothing” to do with homosexuals. I said that, the actual text of the bill does not, in any way, attack gays specifically. Nor do I believe it should.
4. If you don’t believe me, I did some research for you and called up one of the law professors who wrote a letter to the Arizona governor, arguing the very same thing. Michael McConnell of Stanford Law told me: