Friday, March 12, 2010

Bigots hurt everyone

Itawamba County Agricultural High School is a normal high school in Mississippi. Unfortunately, its board is run by bigots, who wanted to ban a lesbian student from taking her partner to the school prom. The ACLU objected to this, pointing out the basic principle of non-discrimination - that you cannot provide a service to some while denying it to others. In response, the bigots cancelled the prom. Rather than providing the service to all without discrimination, they decided to provide it to none instead.

The lesson: bigots don't just hurt gays - they hurt everyone.