Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) Thinks If Gays Should Stay In The Closet, Then Employers Couldn’t Discriminate (VIDEO)
Rep. Steve King of Iowa has been saying so much horribly offensive crap as of late that it won’t be long before he has his own talk show on AM radio. King is, well, king of saying utterly absurd and offensive crap.
Now, King thinks that if only those damn gays would remain uncomfortable in the closet, they wouldn’t have to worry about being discriminated in the workplace. Really, King? And maybe blacks in the 1960s south should have come to work in white face and made life so much easier.
ThinkProgress spoke with King and got the lowdown on all of his crusty, out of touch bigotry. Further King was asked whether it should be legal for businesses to discriminate in their hiring and firing decisions.
KEYES: Would that encompass, for instance, the government being able to tell businesses who they can hire and fire?
KING: Yeah, they shouldn’t be able to do that [to] a private business.
KEYES: Even if those were to be regulations say on a matter of sexual orientation or gender or other stuff like that?
KING: How do you know someone’s sexual orientation? I don’t know how you discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation. That’s their business.
KEYES: I guess if it became public knowledge that an employee were lesbian or gay.
KING: You have private sector businesses here and they need to have freedom to operate. In the first place, I would think that unless someone makes their sexuality public, it’s not anybody’s business, so neither is it our business to tell an employer who to hire. He won’t know who to discriminate against in the first place. (Source: Think Progress)
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