This week, Louisiana became the 16th state to file an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to rule that it is legal to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Louisiana joins Nebraska, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming, Kentucky, Maine, and Mississippi in seeking to make it legal to fire gay people.
Seeing this list, my initial thought:
Those states suck.
The majority of people in those states suck.
What a bunch of amoral bastards.
Then I read this:
An recent LSU poll found 76 percent of Louisianan residents think gay, lesbian and bisexual people should have protections from workplace discrimination.
It was a good reminder that the people in power do not necessarily reflect the will of the people.
After all, we have a President who didn't receive the majority of votes and has a approval rating of 38%.
Yet I'm certain that there are many people in other nations who look at Trump and think, "Americans voted for that ignorant, racist, sexist hobgoblin? They suck."
And with 62 million Americans voting for him, they wouldn't be completely wrong.