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I don't really believe it's better to ask forgiveness than permission, and apologize for several times posting links to petitions without first asking--what is LancTalk's policy on posting links to petitions, and inviting people to sign them?

 

Thank you,

PL

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Sure...and wouldn't want to do this often, but have done it a few times and am sorry not to have asked first.

 

For example, either,

 

 

 

 

1) posting on the thread about Representative Gordon Denlinger and the legal discrimination based on sincerely held beliefs,

 

"If this bothers you, here is a link to a petition you can sign" --

 

http://www.nolegaldiscrimination.org/

 

 

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2) or posting part or all of the text of the petition itself, or the email linking to it, in addition to the link:

 

Stop the Legalize Discrimination Against Gays Bill

 

To be delivered to Rep. Gordon Denlinger (PA-99) and The Pennsylvania State House

I oppose Rep. Denlinger's legal discrimination bill. Please do not co-sponsor this attempt to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow people to legally discriminate against anyone as long as their discrimination is based on "sincerely held beliefs."
There are currently 8,622 signatures. NEW goal - We need 10,000 signatures!
 
Petition Background
Rep. Gordon Denlinger, a Republican State Representative from Lancaster County, wants to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow people to discriminate based on "sincerely held beliefs."

According to Philly.com, under Denlinger’s proposed Freedom of Conscience Amendment, “employers, store owners, realtors, motel managers, etc., could deny jobs, groceries, homes or rooms to anyone (tall, short, pregnant, Catholic, Jewish, gay, Goth, Democrat, newspaper columnist) offending their beliefs. Just as long as those beliefs are ‘sincerely held.’â€

But the real reason for this bill is to legalize discrimination against LGBT people.

Adding insult to injury, Denlinger introduced this outrageous idea on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is part of a move among some in the Republican Party to turn back the clock to the pre-Civil Rights Act period.

We can't let this movement gain momentum. Tell Rep. Denlinger, and your State Representative that we don't want legal discrimination in Pennsylvania.
http://www.nolegaldiscrimination.org/

 



(Not to pick on Representative Denlinger, this was just a random sample--he's actually been our representative and seems like a well-meaning man.)

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Thank you, Maff. :)! That's good to know.

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