The news that there will be a ballot referendum on amending the NC Constitution is unsurprising but still apalling. But what is shocking is the lazy, out-of-touch quote from Wake County Senator Josh Stein:

With the state of our economy, we do not have the luxury to make anyone feel unwelcome. We need those jobs.

No, you political twit. This isn’t part of your duopolistic points-scoring on job plans and the economy. This about human rights. You might disagree whether or not there is an inherent right to be left alone to do what makes you happy, but don’t you dare try and cast a struggle for equality as some demented stimulus program.