Of course it is California.
For the first time, California would ask its contractors if they are gay under legislation passed Monday by the Assembly.
The measure, Assembly Bill 1960, would enable the owners of businesses that contract with the state to identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It would not require them to do so.
The Assembly vote was 47-24, with only one Republican supporting it. The bill now heads to the Senate.
This is sort of silly – how are these terms to be defined? After all, Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed for years to be a “Native American” based upon a single great-great-grandmother. Can some business owner claim to be “gay” or “bisexual” based upon a single sexual encounter as an adolescent? Or perhaps it is time for the return of the “male lesbian” – after all, “we like to have sex with chicks, just like any other lesbian”. What I'm suggesting is that we really need to kill such initiatives with ridicule.
Isn’t it time for us to quit bean-counting and instead focus on the quality of what we are getting for the tax dollar instead of making sure that we have the proper proportion of left-handed Latvian lesbians getting contracts?