Utah’s Buttars: Gays Don’t Really Experience Discrimination

You remember Utah state Senator Chris Buttars, who earlier this year compared gays to Islamic radicals, America to Sodom and Gomorrah, proclaimed that gays have no morals and declared that acceptance of their lifestyle will bring about the destruction of the nation, don’t you?

Well, given such views, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that he refuses to believe that gays suffer discrimination and is threatening to introduce legislation that would override any effort by Salt Lake City to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance:

Republican State Senator Chris Buttars, who has said publicly that he believes gay people have no morals, isn’t one to shy away from giving his opinion on gay-rights issues. He doesn’t believe discrimination actually occurs against LGBT Utahns, and doesn’t believe sexual orientation should be a protected class. So if Salt Lake City passes an anti-discrimination ordinance that would apply to sexual orientation, he plans to respond from the state Capitol.

“I don’t believe the discrimination they scream about is really real,” he told KCPW. “I’m watching that to see what they try to do, and if they keep pushing it, then I will bring a bill about it.”