Century of the Common Iowan: Tommy Thompson promotes discrimination in debate
Excerpted from this post at Century of the Common Iowan
I watched about 20 minutes of the Republican debate tonight. There isn't much worth writing about except this comment by former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson. Asked: "If a private employer finds homosexuality immoral, should he be allowed to fire a gay worker?" Thompson's response: "I think that is left to the individual business. I really sincerely believe that that is an issue that business people have got to make their own determination as to whether or not they should be." Does Thompson not know anything about our Constitution or the 14th Amendment? Has he never heard that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws? Cornell Law School defines discrimination as... Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. So basically Thompson is running on a campaign that promotes discrimination.