Sunday, March 29, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Unable To Say Discriminating Against Gays Should Be Illegal


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made a disasterous appearance on ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos to "clarify" his state's new bill which has been called a "license to discriminate" against LGBT folks.

It's almost painful to watch as George repeatedly asks for a yes or no answer to the question: does this new law make it legal for a florist to refuse to serve a gay couple? At least three times, Pence pivoted away from the question and refused to address it.

George asked if adding LGBT folks to the state's civil rights protected classes might be an avenue the state could take to "prove" the law isn't about discriminating against gays? Pence said that wasn't on his agenda.

Finally, at the 9:52 mark, George asks flat-out (easy answer here, kids): "Governor, do you think it should be legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Indiana?"

Pence takes a long pause - that was where he should have said "No, of course not!" - and pivoted away from the question one last time.

Pence simply couldn't bring himself to answer the question. Over and over and over again.

This appearance didn't help his cause in any way. Watch the supercut of his appearance showing the 8 times he refused to say whether the law discriminated against gays and lesbians. You can watch the full interview here.

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