A story about discrimination in Georgia
All Georgia wanted was their freedom of association. Unfortunately, the company they tried to enlist had other ideas.
Georgia had recently come out of the closet… as a state that didn’t give a shit about its citizens.
The environment was very supportive… as long as you only talked to assholes.
No one was really surprised. We’d all known for a while, since about 1960 or so.
But in 2016 they were shocked to learn that their anti civil rights laws weren’t accepted by everyone.
Okay, maybe they weren’t shocked since they KNEW it was illegal and unconstitutional and immoral, but that didn’t stop them from pretending to be outraged.
Anyway, what happened was, the National Football League was looking for a place to hold their annual Superbowl, and Georgia was in the running… until the NFL found out about their attack on civil rights.
“What do you mean you won’t do business with us?”
“It shouldn’t matter if we’re assholes to gay people!”
“Somebody help! We’re being persecuted.”
“This happens all the time. Everyone just does whatever the gay lobby wants.”
Hey, Georgia, what the fuck are you complaining about?
So somebody doesn’t want to do business with you. I thought that was part of your whole thing. Freedom of association, remember?
I don’t give a shit about football. I watched last season because my hometown was almost undefeated and that’s cool no matter how much you avoid sportsball.
But I do completely understand why a company wouldn’t want to hold an event in a state where their fans might not be able to get a hotel room or eat at a restaurant because “religion”.
It’ll take a moment to truly appreciate the irony here.